Canine parvovirus (CPV) is serious disease that when identified through a routine and vigilant population health monitoring program warrants an immediate implementation of the shelter's plan of action. If your shelter does not have a plan of action in place then read on and formulate one. If you do have a plan, read on and make sure yours is updated.
This guidebook is part of a resource library maintained jointly by the Shelter Medicine Programs at the University of Wisconsin and UC Davis. The latest version of this document and all other shared resources can be found at their respective websites.
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About This GuideBook
- Introduction and significance in a shelter
- Who can be infected?
- Recognition and Diagnosis
- Risk Assessment: How do you decide how much to worry about exposed animals?
- Disinfection: How do you get rid of it?
- Reintroduction of Recovered Animals
- The Bottom Line
- Balancing Parvovirus Risk and Puppy Socialization
- Client Information
- Communicating with the General Public when Parvoviral Infections Occur in your Shelter