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Infectious Disease Management in Animal Shelters

Lila Miller (Editor), Kate Hurley (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-8138-1379-0
400 pages
July 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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Infectious Disease Management in Animal Shelters is a comprehensive guide to preventing, managing, and treating disease outbreaks in shelters. Emphasizing strategies for the prevention of illness and mitigation of disease, this book provides detailed, practical information regarding fundamental principles of disease control and specific management of important diseases affecting dogs and cats in group living environments. Taking an in-depth, population health approach, the text presents information to aid in the fight against the most significant and costly health issues in shelter care facilities.
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Contributors ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Section 1: Principles of Disease Management 3

1 Introduction to Disease Management in Animal Shelters 5
Kate F. Hurley and Lila Miller

2 Wellness 17
Brenda Griffin

3 Outbreak Management 39
Kate F. Hurley

4 Sanitation and Disinfection 49
Glenda Dvorak and Christine A. Petersen

5 Canine and Feline Vaccinations and Immunology 61
Laurie J. Larson, Sandra Newbury, and Ronald D. Schultz

6 Pharmacology 83
Virginia R. Fajt

7 Necropsy Techniques 107
Patricia A. Pesavento

Section 2: Respiratory Diseases 123

8 Feline Upper Respiratory Disease 125
Janet M. Scarlett

9 Canine Kennel Cough Complex 147
Claudia J. Baldwin

10 Canine Distemper Virus 161
Sandra Newbury, Laurie J. Larson, and Ronald D. Schultz

11 Canine Infl uenza 173
Cynda Crawford and Miranda Spindel

Section 3: Gastrointestinal Diseases 181

12 Feline Panleukopenia 183
Helen Tuzio

13 Canine Parvovirus and Coronavirus 197
Leslie D. Appel and Stephen C. Barr

14 Internal Parasites 209
Dwight D. Bowman

15 Bacterial and Protozoal Gastrointestinal Disease 223
Michael R. Lappin and Miranda Spindel

Section 4: Dermatological Disease 241

16 Dermatophytosis 243
Karen A. Moriello and Sandra Newbury

17 Ectoparasites 275
Karen A. Moriello, Sandra Newbury, and Alison Diesel

Section 5: Other Diseases 299

18 Rabies 301
James C. Wright

19 Feline Leukemia Virus and Feline Immunodefi ciency Virus 307
Julie K. Levy

20 Feline Infectious Peritonitis 319
Catherine H. Mullin

21 Vector-Borne Diseases 331
Janet Foley

22 Heartworm Disease 341
C. Thomas Nelson

23 Zoonosis 349
Jennifer Calder and Lila Miller

Index 375

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The Editors:
Lila Miller, DVM, is Vice President of Veterinary Outreach, and Veterinary Advisor of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in New York, NY. She is also an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is co-editor of the textbook Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff and has more than 30 years experience working in the field of animal sheltering.

Kate F. Hurley, DVM, MPVM, is Director of the Koret Shelter Medicine Program and Assistant Clinical Professor of Shelter Medicine and Small Animal Population Health for the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California in Davis, CA. In addition to over 20 years experience working in shelters, she is also a recognized leader in the field of infectious disease epidemiology.

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"This is a book that can help you better understand the fundamental nature of wellness and disease (and how to support the former and prevent or control the latter). I've placed it on my ‘essentials' bookshelf." (The Vin Store, March 02, 2010)

"This is an important addition to the literature, helping to remedy the general lack of comprehensive references devoted to the specialty of shelter medicine and providing a must-have resource for all those involved in the care of sheltered dogs and cats." (Doody's, December 2009)

“Every shelter needs a copy of this information on hand for reference.” (Book News, September 2009)

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