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Zoonotic diseases may not impact shelter animals as frequently as other more common diseases such as parvovirus, but when they do the ramifications can be huge. Consider that the recent outbreak of Campylobacter associated with puppies in pet stores could just as easily have happened in a shelter.
This presentation discusses the prevention, recognition and management of a few zoonotic diseases that might walk into the shelter on four paws or two feet, including Rabies and Salmonella spp.
The presentation was recorded at the 2018 ASPCA-Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference.
Jeanette O'Quin obtained both her DVM and MPH degrees from The Ohio State University where she now works as an Assistant Professor. She has over 15 years of experience working and teaching in animal shelters, in addition to five years with the Ohio Department of Health as the Assistant State Public Health Veterinarian.
Dr. O'Quin is a past President of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and was instrumental in the development of the ABVP shelter medicine board specialty. She has been recognized for her One Health efforts to combat rabies in East Africa and was the 2016 recipient of the AVMA Animal Welfare Award.