• Since the publication of the first edition of Infectious Disease Management in Animal Shelters in 2009, research and practice in the field of shelter medicine have advanced significantly. This updated second edition of that seminal work provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to preventing, managing, and treating infectious diseases affecting cats, dogs and exotic small companion mammals in animal shelters.

    Throughout the book, the authors—noted experts on the topic—bridge the gap between medicine (both individual and group) and management. The book is filled with practical strategies that draw on the latest research and evidence-based medicine as well as the authors’ personal experience in the field. While the text highlights strategies for the prevention of illness and mitigation of disease spread, the book also contains practical information on treatment and considerations for adoption. This important text:

    • Offers the only book dedicated to the topic of infectious disease management in shelters
    • Presents guidelines for general management and disease prevention and control in cats and dogs
    • Includes shelter medicine’s core principles of humane population management in the context of supporting shelters’ goals for preserving welfare, saving lives and protecting human health
    • Contains a new chapter on exotic companion mammals

    Written for shelter veterinarians, managers, and workers, the revised second edition of Infectious Disease Management in Animal Shelters is the only book to focus exclusively on infectious diseases in the shelter setting, blending individual animal care with a unique herd health perspective.

  • Contributors ix

    Preface xiii

    Acknowledgments xv

    1 Introduction to Infectious Disease Management in

    Animal Shelters 1

    Kate F. Hurley and Lila Miller

    2 Wellness 13

    Brenda Griffin

    3 Data Surveillance 46

    Janet Scarlett

    4 Diagnostic Testing 60

    Brian A. DiGangi

    5 Necropsy Techniques 94

    Patricia A. Pesavento

    6 Outbreak Management 113

    Jeanette O’Quin

    7 Pharmacology 143

    Virginia R. Fajt

    8 Sanitation 166

    Cynthia Karsten

    9 Canine and Feline Vaccinations and Immunology 191

    Laurie J. Larson and Ronald D. Schultz

    10 Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease (CIRD) 221

    Elizabeth A. Berliner

    11 Canine Distemper Virus 256

    Sandra Newbury

    12 Canine Influenza 274

    Stephanie Janeczko

    13 Feline Infectious Respiratory Disease 289

    Annette Litster

    14 Canine Parvovirus and Other Canine Enteropathogens 321

    Erin Doyle

    15 Feline Panleukopenia 337

    Helen Tuzio

    16 Feline Coronavirus and Feline Infectious Peritonitis 367

    Elizabeth A. Berliner

    17 Internal Parasites 393

    Dwight D. Bowman, Araceli Lucio-Forster, and Stephanie Janeczko

    18 Heartworm Disease 419

    Martha Smith-Blackmore

    19 External Parasites 443

    Dwight D. Bowman, Araceli Lucio-Forster, and Stephanie Janeczko

    20 Dermatophytosis 462

    Sandra Newbury

    21 Zoonosis 500

    Brian A. DiGangi and Lila Miller 500

    22 Rabies 521

    G. Robert Weedon and Catherine M. Brown

    23 Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Viruses 546

    Julie K. Levy

    24 Exotic Companion Mammals (Ferrets, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs and Rodents) 562

    Jennifer Graham and S. Emmanuelle Knafo

    Index 609

  • Lila Miller, BS, DVM, currently retired, is the former Vice President of Shelter Medicine at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) in New York, New York, USA. She was also an adjunct assistant faculty member at the veterinary colleges at Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania, and co-editor of the first and second editions of the textbook Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff.

    Stephanie Janeczko, DVM, MS, DABVP (Canine/Feline Practice, Shelter Medicine Practice), CAWA is the Vice President of Shelter Medicine Services and the Director of the Julie Morris Shelter Medicine Residency Program at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) in New York, New York, USA. She also serves as the regent for the Shelter Medicine specialty under the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.

    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, California, USA.