Chapter 10: The Bottom Line
Although it may be impossible to exclude CPV completely from an open population, having a well thought out vaccine, housing and cleaning program in place before a problem occurs can go a long way towards minimizing spread. If the worst happens and an outbreak occurs, rapid and accurate diagnosis, coupled with effective risk assessment and quarantine, will limit damage and get things quickly back to normal.
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