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TIRED OF CANINE DISTEMPER VIRUS (CDV) AND CANINE PARVOVIRUS (CPV) OUTBREAKS IN YOUR SHELTER?
FIND OUT HOW ANTIBODY TITER TESTING CAN HELP
Shelters face numerous issues when faced with outbreaks of CDV and CPV:
These outbreaks can lead to devastating consequences including unnecessary quarantine or euthanasia, increased costs and animal care days, reduced or delayed adoptions, and decreased staff morale.
Although shelter veterinarians generally agree that diagnostic testing is valuable in helping prevent disease outbreaks, shelter administrators are confronted with difficult decisions regarding the cost of diagnostic testing because of limited budgets.
This site will serve as a host for various materials that can help shelter veterinarians and administrators make informative decisions on the use of diagnostic testing in their shelters. We encourage you to visit on a regular basis as materials are updated.
DOWNLOAD A FREE copy of this article based on findings from a 2014 Roundtable of shelter medicine experts.
Click here to download a free wall poster on traige of Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) and Canine Parvovirus (CPV) within the Shelter environment.
CLICK ON IMAGES BELOW FOR ONE OF THE FREE SHELTER ROUNDTABLE REPORTS
Click to obtain FREE copies of four reports from a 2014 Roundtable of Shelter Medicine Experts sponsored by Zoetis. This roundtable reviewed the numerous issues surrounding the use of diagnostic testing in the shelter setting along with the cost effectiveness of antibody titer testing for Canine Parvovirus and Canine Distemper Virus.
Part 1: The Current State of Diagnostics Testing in the Shelter Environment—Challenges and Benefits
Part 2: Evaluating the Cost Effectiveness of Antibody Titer Testing for Canine Parvovirus and Canine Distemper in the Shelter Setting
Part 3: Canine Parvovirus and Canine Distemper in the Shelter Setting: To Test or Not to Test?
Part 4: Crisis Care Management: Antibody Titer Testing in Action
LEARN HOW TITERCHEK® CDV/CPV CAN HELP REDUCE POTENTIAL CANINE DISTEMPER AND CANINE PARVOVIRUS DISEASE OUTBREAKS
Zoetis TiterCHEK® CDV/CPV is a shelter management tool that helps keep your dog population healthy. Click on the document or link below to find out more information on how TiterCHEK® CDV/CPV can help you make informed decisions on identifying high-risk from low-risk dogs.1,2
Learn more about TiterCHEK® CDV/CPV by visiting our website at: https://www.zoetisus.com/products/diagnostics/titerchek-cdv-cpv.aspx
1. Gray LK, Crawford PC, Levy JK, Dubovi EJ. Comparison of two assays for detection of antibodies against canine parvovirus and canine distemper virus in dogs admitted to a Florida animal shelter. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2012;240:1084-1087. 2. Litster AL, Pressler B, Volpe A, Dubovi EJ. Accuracy of a point-of-care ELISA test kit for predicting the presence of protective canine parvovirus and canine distemper virus antibody concentrations in dogs. Vet J. 2012;193:363-366. 3. Zoetis Shelter Medicine Roundtable. Feb. 20, 2014, Columbus, OH. 4. O’Quin J. Cost Benefit Analysis of Diagnostics Testing. Presented at Zoetis Shelter Medicine Roundtable. Feb. 20, 2014. Columbus, OH.
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