Video Length: 58 minutes
Successful management of stress and provision of preventive medicine can dramatically decrease your incidence of upper respiratory disease in the shelter; however, individual cases can still spiral into more serious disease. In this lecture Dr. Elizabeth Berliner reviews how to recognize and diagnose pneumonia, the underlying pathogenesis and pathology, and treatment options. Specifically, she addresses causes beyond bacterial and viral, to include parasitic and fungal. This is a presentation from the 2015 ASPCA-Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Conference at Cornell University.
Dr. Berliner is the Janet L. Swanson Director of Shelter Medicine of the Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine. She serves on the Association of Shelter Veterinarian's Board of Directors and the organizing committee for the new shelter medicine specialty. At Cornell, she directs the internship and the residency in shelter medicine, trains veterinary students in both classroom and shelter settings, and consults with animal shelters regarding best practices. Among Elizabeth’s interests are diagnosis, management, and prevention of infectious diseases; animal welfare, veterinary ethics, and decision-making; and innovative outreach programs promoting accessible veterinary care and humane behaviors. Elizabeth also acts as seasonal lead veterinarian for the HSVMA's Rural Area Veterinary Services program, which facilitates mobile spay/neuter and preventive medicine clinics in rural areas of the US to communities without access to veterinary care.