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Evolving strategies for treating and preventing parvo virus in shelter dogs

Find out how you can help prevent parvo virus now.
Find out how you can help prevent parvo virus now.
Maddie's Institute

Volunteer at various shelters and pet rescue organizations as well as animal professionals (RACE CE available for veterinary professionals) may be interested in yet another free webcast offered by Maddie's InstituteSM this evening at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The best part is that you can attend this enlightening seminar from the comfort of your very own home! All you have to do is register online at

Dr. Sandra Newbury will present the seminar; discussing the treatment and prevention of a disease that continues to strike fear into the hearts of animal lovers – especially those people working in shelters and rescue organizations – or those that take their animals to run and have fun at dog parks. Dr. Newbury will be discussing the canine parvo vaccination as well as diagnostic testing that is available and the risk factors of each.

She will also be announcing some new developments in how parvo can be treated in shelters. A very important part of that education will come in when Newbury discusses ways to create a clean break between infected and/or exposed dogs and new admissions without resorting to depopulation of the shelters. In addition, Sandra will go over the rules and tools for life-saving intervention during shelter outbreaks. Each and every one of her suggestions can help those helping rescued pets!

Dr. Sandra Newbury, DVM has been a faculty level team manager at the Koret Shelter Medicine Program at the University of California, Davis, for the past eight years. She also carries a secondary appointment. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Shelter Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.

Sandra Newbury has focused her work on infectious diseases and shelter medicine, so she is quite familiar with parvo virus and how it can run rampant. Her background led her to be the lead author and one of four editors for the “Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters" in 2010 and allows her to lead the discussion this evening.

The originally scheduled date was on Saturday, June 26th at 9:00 p.m. This webinar was cancelled, but if you originally signed up, you can join the discussion tonight. Also, if you have not already signed up, there is still time to do so.

Outbreaks of parvo virus can be the cause of widespread death and suffering for shelter and/or rescue animals. It can also erode goodwill throughout a community. Volunteers, adopters and donors are needed by those animal organizations so an outbreak can cause terrible issues. Learn how to prevent the risks!

Don’t forget to sign up online now!

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