June 2013 Blog Posts (2)

Parasitology: to systematically screen or not, this is the question…

I was recently visiting one of our shelter partner and we had a great discussion that I thought would be interesting to share with the rest of our shelter community. This was around the following question: should all individuals entering a shelter be screened for intestinal parasites?

This is an important question when we know how predisposed to infectious diseases shelter environments are… In a perfect world, my answer would…

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Added by PRO Technical Services Emmanuel on June 19, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Not only for dogs: CPV-2c

I was forwarded a newspaper article last week which was about a hemorrhagic diarrhea outbreak affecting the canine population of a local shelter. From what I could read, canine parvovirosis was suspected. Nothing unusual unfortunately I would say:   parvovirosis is among the most common diseases shelters have to routinely face. But something else caught my attention: it was written somewhere “there’s no risk for the cats”. To me, that did…

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Added by PRO Technical Services Emmanuel on June 10, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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