Maddie's Institute is hosting a live webinar on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 9 p.m. (Eastern time) on Cracking the Infection Control Code: Using and Interpreting Diagnostic Tests to Control Infectious Diseases in Shelters” This webinar will be hosted by leading veterinary researcher Dr. Ronald D. Schultz of the Maddie's Laboratory for Diagnosis and Prevention of Shelter Diseases at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
According to the Maddie’s Institute website “many diagnostic tests can be of tremendous value in helping shelters prevent future outbreaks of infectious disease. Diagnostic testing can also save money and - most importantly - can save animal lives.”
Participants will learn the following during this webinar: diagnostic tests available to aid in diagnosis of infectious diseases in shelters; how and when to use the available tests; cost, ease of collecting samples and time to obtain results; how to interpret test results; how to use test results to control diseases including canine distemper, feline panleukopenia, canine parvovirus and feline and canine infectious respiratory disease complexes; and what to expect from an effective vaccination program.
Participation in the webcast is not limited to individuals associated with shelters or rescue groups. Anyone can participate. An on-demand version of the webcast will be available for viewing approximately one week after the live event. Click here for a listing of archived versions of previous webcasts.
Individuals participating in the live webcast will be entered in a door prize drawing for one of ten copies of Maddie's Animal Shelter Infection Control Manual.
Click here to register for the webinar.
Maddie’s Institute is a program of Maddie’s Fund, an organization which funds shelter medicine education. Maddie’s Institute brings shelter medicine information from the experts to veterinarians, shelter staff, rescue groups and the community to increase the number of homeless dogs and cats who are saved.