So. Much. Diarrhea. Managing GI Infectious Disease Outbreaks
This session will important concepts in management of canine and feline gastrointestinal infectious disease outbreaks. A population health perspective will be used to discuss pathogenesis of causative agents, diagnostic testing, treatment, prevention, and approach to a gastrointestinal infectious disease outbreak. This session will be helpful to anyone who works with cats and dogs in shelter populations, boarding facilities, hospital environments, or day care programs.
- Identify details of signalment, history, and clinical signs that should make you suspect infectious causes of diarrhea in canine and feline populations.
- Describe the clinical signs, incubation period, pathogenesis, and shedding/carrier status for a few of the most common causes of infectious diarrhea in dogs and cats.
- Identify vulnerable populations of animals that may be more susceptible to canine and feline infectious gastrointestinal diseases.
- Describe how vaccination, isolation, prevention of overcrowding, and proper disinfection can save more lives and money for your organization in the long-run.