Infectious respiratory disease in dogs (sometimes called “kennel cough”) is one of the most common medical concerns in animal shelters. A variety of infectious agents are often at play and understanding their differences and similarities can help shelters make the best use of their resources to minimize the impact on health, welfare and shelter operations.
By the end of this webinar, you will develop an understanding about:
The most common pathogens involved in infectious respiratory disease in dogs
Establishing a diagnosis
Preventing widespread respiratory disease in the shelter
This webinar is designed for anyone who provides direct animal care, as well as those who help determine policy or resource allocation. This includes animal care staff, veterinary professionals, behavioral staff members, directors of operations and shelter managers in a variety of shelter types. It will be of particular interest for veterinarians, veterinary technicians and assistants.
DVM, MS, DABVP (Canine & Feline Practice, Shelter Medicine Practice), Senior Director of Shelter Medicine, ASPCA
Dr. Brian DiGangi is Senior Director of Shelter Medicine at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. After earning his DVM at the University of Florida in 2006, Dr. DiGangi completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine, surgery, and critical care, a residency in Shelter Animal Medicine, and received his MS in Veterinary Medical Sciences in 2010. Dr. DiGangi has published peer-reviewed research on canine heartworm disease, veterinary field clinics, feline adoption, pregnancy detection, and immunology and authored textbook chapters on sanitation and asepsis, infectious disease management, animal welfare, and animal relocation. He is co-editor of the 2nd edition of Animal Behavior for Shelter Veterinarians and Staff and is board certified in both Canine and Feline Practice and Shelter Medicine Practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Dr. DiGangi is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Heartworm Society and served two terms as President of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians from 2015-2016. Dr. DiGangi also holds a position as an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Shelter Medicine at the University of Florid