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.
Brian DiGangi works for the ASPCA as a Senior Director of Shelter Medicine. He received his DVM from University of Florida and completed a residency in shelter medicine, and spent several years on faculty at UF before coming to the ASPCA. Brian is board certified in both Canine and Feline Practice and Shelter Medicine Practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. He is a past president of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and currently serves on the boards of both ASV and the American Heartworm Society.