Infectious Disease Management in Animal Shelters
Lila Miller, DVM; Kate Hurley, DVM, MPVM

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This is an excellent reference for all shelters, public or private. It is an excellent guide to preventing, managing, and treating diseases in groups of animals. With the emphasis on prevention, the book outlines identification of diseased or ill dogs and cats, and how to prevent the spread of any disease once exposure is determined.

Disease prevention in shelters is essential both for the health of the animals and for the reputation of the facility. No one wants the reputation of having sick animals.

There are 27 contributors to this book, covering a wide range of experience and background. Disease prevention in shelters has long been an important issue, but only recently has it been formally addressed as an important topic.

There are inherent problems with shelters: management by non-professional committee, funding, high costs of veterinary care, overcrowding, plus the number of abandoned and unvaccinated animals that might come into a shelter at any given time.

This book attempts to cover the fundamental principles of disease control, identification, and management. The goal is prevention. The book does not cover the details of each disease, relying on texts relating to the individual disease in question, but attempts to instruct on how to protect the animals under the jurisdiction of the shelter.

Table of Contents

Section 1. Principles of Disease Management

  1. Introduction
  2. Wellness
  3. Outbreak Management
  4. Sanitation
  5. Canine and Feline Vaccinations and Immunology
  6. Pharmacology
  7. Necropsy Techniques

Section 2. Respiratory Diseases

  1. Feline Upper Respiratory Disease
  2. Canine Kennel Cough Complex
  3. Canine Distemper
  4. Canine Influenza

Section 3. Gastrointestinal Diseases

  1. Feline Panleukopenia
  2. Canine Parvovirus Coronavirus
  3. Internal Parasites
  4. Bacterial and Protozoal Gastrointestinal Pathogens

Section 4. Dermatological Disease

  1. Dermatophytosis
  2. Ectoparasites

Section 5. Other Diseases

  1. Rabies
  2. Feline Leukemia Virus and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus
  3. Feline Infectious Peritonitis
  4. Vector-borne Disease
  5. Heartworms
  6. Zoonosis

Wiley-Blackwell (2009).

Softcover, 384 pages, black-and-white illustrations.

ISBN 978-0-8138-1379-0.

(Editor's Note: For the VSPN review of this book, click here.)


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Introduction
Alternative Medicine
Anatomy
Anesthesia/Analgesia
Animal Welfare
Aquatic/Fish
Avian
Behavior
Camelids
Canine
Cardiology
Client Education
Cytology / Hematology / Histology
Dental
Dermatology
Dictionary/Reference
Drugs/Pharmacology
Emergency Med
Endocrine
Epidemiology
Equine
Ethics
Exotics
Feline
Food Animals/Livestock
General
Genetics
Geriatrics
Handling & Restraint
Human-Animal Bond
Imaging & Radiology
Immunology
Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Laboratory Medicine
Microbiology
Multimedia
Neurology
Nutrition
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Orthopedics
Parasitology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Physiology
Physiotherapy
Practice Management
Primates
Rabbits, Rodents & Ferrets
Reproduction
Reptile/Amphibian
Research
Respiratory
Ruminants
Sheep/Goats
Shelter Medicine
 
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Surgery
Swine
Technicians
Toxicology
Urology/Renal
Veterinary Education
Wildlife-Zoo Animals
Zoonoses

Date Published: September 11, 2009

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