Feline upper respiratory infection control in northeastern animal shelters
Fronhofer, Lisa J.
Feline upper respiratory infections are one of the leading causes of euthanasias of cats in animal shelters. This research involved designing and distributing a survey to animal shelters throughout New York and New England in order to acquire baseline data concerning shelter demographics and various aspects of upper respiratory infection control. The survey was divided into categories: housing, cleaning and disinfection, diets of shelter cats, stress reducing measures, staff / veterinary services, isolation facilities, treatment of URI cats, vaccination, foster care, euthanasias, and shelter demographics. This research will be used to design controlled studies to evaluatethe effectiveness of various preventive measures in reducing feline URI in shelters in the future. The goal is to make recommendations to improve control of upper respiratory infections in shelter cats.
Senior seminar paperSeminar SF610.1 2004 F76
Senior seminar (D.V.M.) -- Cornell University, 2004. Includes bibliographical references (leaf 12).
Cats -- Infections; Cats -- Diseases -- Epidemiology; Animal shelters