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Now Accepting Applications: 2018/2019 Maddie's Shelter Medicine Internship!

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Shelter Medicine Program and Dane County Humane Society seek qualified applicants for a one year Maddie's Shelter Medicine Internship for graduate veterinarians. There are two positions available.

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H7N2 Influenza in Shelter Cats in New York City

When Avian Influenza H7N2 infected cats in a New York City animal shelter in late 2016 it was the first outbreak of its kind and the first documented case of cat-to-cat transmission, all in the most populous city in the United States.

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FAQs: Feline infections with influenza A in New York

We have recently assisted with cases of influenza A in cats in a shelter in New York City. Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions.

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UW SHELTER MEDICINE, WVDL ASSIST WITH CASES OF INFLUENZA IN SHELTER CATS

MADISON - Thirteen cats in a New York City shelter have tested positive for influenza A. One of them has died. The Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) and the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (WVDL) are working closely with the shelter to test and manage the cases.

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FAQs: Feline infections with canine influenza H3N2 (CIV)

We have recently reported a small number of infections with canine influenza H3N2 in cats in an Indiana shelter. Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions.

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UW Shelter Medicine, WVDL find canine influenza transmitted to cats in Midwestern shelter

It may be called canine influenza, but Dr. Sandra Newbury, director of the Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine has confirmed that the virus that sickened a large number of dogs in the Midwest throughout last year has now infected a group of cats in the region.

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Helping shelters respond to H3N2 canine influenza

In March and April of 2015 a novel strain of canine influenza, H3N2, was identified during an outbreak of canine respiratory disease in Chicago, IL. Our University of Wisconsin Shelter Medicine Program has partnered with many other agencies to uncover valuable information about managing and limiting the impact of this new virus.

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Successful annual Shelter Medicine Intensive training event

The Shelter Medicine Intensive was created as a pilot by Dr. Sandra Newbury to provide additional hands-on training in shelter medicine to veterinary students and interns, residents

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