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