Nine dogs in two Oakland, California animal shelters have tested positive for canine influenza. The Shelter Medicine program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) is working closely with the shelters to manage the cases and implement precautionary measures.Read More
The Maddie's UW / UCD fellowship positions were created to help provide shelter veterinarians with additional training to help them deliver life-saving knowledge and services to our nation’s homeless pets.
The fellowships provide unique opportunities for practitioners to learn via clinical interaction with the University of Wisconsin and UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Programs and with a variety of animal shelters throughout the United States and Canada, as well as other international countries.Read More
The UW Shelter Medicine Program is helping several Wisconsin shelters after two dogs from a transport tested positive for Brucella canis.Read More
The UW Maddie's Shelter Medicine Elective course discusses concepts key to sheltering, and helps veterinary students, shelter professionals and volunteers and members of the community reflect on current challenges and solutions for saving lives of homeless animals.Read More
How can caring for fewer dogs each day mean you're helping more dogs? How can dog care tasks be done in less time but with better results? These scenarios and more were explained to the Franklin County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center in a report from the University of Wisconsin Shelter Medicine Program (UWSMP) following an outbreak of distemper at the shelter in Columbus, Ohio.Read More
When Avian Influenza H7N2 infected cats in a New York City animal shelter in late 2016 it was the first outbreak of its kind and the first documented case of cat-to-cat transmission, all in the most populous city in the United States
Thanks to a historic collaborative outbreak response by organizations and agencies including Maddie's Fund®, the ASPCA, the University of Wisconsin Shelter Medicine Program, New York City Animal Care and Control, the New York City Department of Health, US and NY Departments of Agriculture, the Centers for Disease Control and the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, hundreds of cats' lives were saved. The outbreak also taught health professionals and researchers more about the virus. Click here to read more about the historic outbreak and response, most significantly how this allowed the shelter to refocus on establishing their capacity for care in order to reduce all infectious disease and increase their life saving abilities.Read More
We have recently assisted with cases of influenza A in cats in a shelter in New York City. Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions.Read More
MADISON - Thirteen cats in a New York City shelter have tested positive for influenza A. One of them has died. The Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) and the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (WVDL) are working closely with the shelter to test and manage the cases.Read More
We have recently reported a small number of infections with canine influenza H3N2 in cats in an Indiana shelter. Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions.Read More
It may be called canine influenza, but Dr. Sandra Newbury, director of the Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine has confirmed that the virus that sickened a large number of dogs in the Midwest throughout last year has now infected a group of cats in the region.
Newbury, in collaboration with Virology Section Head at the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Kathy Toohey-Kurth, recently tested multiple cats at an animal shelter in Northwest Indiana and found them positive for the H3N2 canine influenza virus.Read More