Infectious Diseases in Large-scale Cat Hoarding Investigations
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Animal hoarders often accumulate animals in over-crowded conditions without adequate nutrition, sanitation and veterinary care.  As a result, animals seized from hoarding situations frequently suffer from a variety of medical conditions including enteric and respiratory infections, retroviruses, dermatophytosis, malnutrition, and other evidence of neglect.  Dr. Katherine Polak explores the results from a retrospective study characterizing the infectious diseases carried by clinically affected cats from four large-scale cat hoarding investigations in this presentation given at the University of Florida's 7th Annual Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Conference.
 
Presenters:  Dr. Katherine Polak
Date:  May 2014
Venue:  University of Florida's 7th Annual Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Conference


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