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Cleaning vs Disinfecting? Why your shelter staff needs to know the difference!

I was doing a talk on canine and feline infectious diseases in shelter environment yesterday evening, and as usual, I like to ask questions to the audience (good way to see if they can stand my Franglish right?). This is one of my favourite: do you know what is the difference between cleaning and disinfecting? Interesting to see the look in the eyes of people at this very moment: you can see them wondering why I am asking what they…

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Added by PRO Technical Services Emmanuel on May 16, 2013 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Neonatology in shelters? 5 reasons why you should have your staff trained!

At this time of the year, the “kitten season” (as it is referred to in shelters) has already begun. Orphaned kittens (or puppies, even if it becomes rare) might arrive anytime at your facility then. Here are 5 tips your staff members need to know in order to…

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Added by PRO Technical Services Emmanuel on April 30, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Shelter sanitation: apply the “clean to dirty principle”!

I visited a few shelters lately across Canada. What do they have in common? Infectious diseases are something they found extremely common… And that’s not so abnormal when you think about it. Shelters are definitely “open” environments, with new animals coming in on a…

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Added by PRO Technical Services Emmanuel on April 11, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Spay and Neuter in dogs: Pros and cons!

Spaying and neutering are among the most common veterinary procedures. Most of the clients I was seeing with our students at the vet faculty in Paris were coming because they wanted to fix some behavioural issues in males (randomly: dominance, aggressive…

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Added by PRO Technical Services Emmanuel on March 15, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Continuing Education in Shelters? 5 good reasons

“Adequate training is required to ensure humane animal care, as well as staff and public safety (ILAR 1996). This includes allocating time and resources for employees and volunteers to complete training prior to undertaking responsibility for tasks. The skills, knowledge and training to…

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Added by PRO Technical Services Emmanuel on March 8, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Shelter Education Program: a day with the Montreal SPCA!

The days usually fly by when you work at a shelter or a SPCA. Sometimes it is hard to…

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Added by PRO Technical Services Emmanuel on March 1, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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