Cynthia Karsten, DVM
In the world of human health, prevention of hospital-acquired disease is the subject of scores of articles, journals, and textbooks.
For decades, animal shelters have formed the centerpiece of our societys response to unwanted, lost, abandoned and feral cats.
The Association of Shelter Veterinarians Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters admonish " Every sheltering organization has a maximum capacity for care, and the population in their care must not exceed that level."
Canine parvovirus (CPV) first made its unwelcome appearance in the late 1970s and since then has continued to evolve, with CPV 2a, 2b and 2c gradually replacing earlier strains.