Animal Welfare Professionals

  • 1.  Webcast: Feline Leukemia Testing: One and Done for Everyone - December 15

    Maddie's Fund Staff
    Posted 15 days ago

    In 2020, the AAFP released new retrovirus testing guidelines that recommend one quality point of care test then moving forward with a live-outcome pathway. In accordance, Austin Pets Alive!, home of the most robust FeLV adoption program in the world, changed its FeLV testing protocols. No more serum testing. No more "confirmation" testing. What does this mean in practice, how do we pathway plan for cats with different diagnoses, and why is this the new recommendation? Join Monica Frenden-Tarant and Dr. Julie Levy as they break down the latest guidelines and tell you everything you need to know about testing for feline leukemia.

    Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 12n Pacific / 3pm Eastern

    Register here

    This webinar will be recorded and has been pre-approved for 1.0 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement and by the National Animal Care & Control Association.

    This program has been submitted (but is not yet approved) for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.​​

    #CommunityCatManagement
    #EducationandTraining
    #Medicine,SurgeryandSterilization

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    alison gibson
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  • 2.  RE: Webcast: Feline Leukemia Testing: One and Done for Everyone - December 15

    Posted 14 days ago
    Thank you, Alison!
    If you have burning FeLV questions you want to submit in advance to make sure we cover, drop me a line!

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    Monica Frenden-Tarant
    Maddie's® Director of Feline Lifesaving
    American Pets Alive!
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  • 3.  RE: Webcast: Feline Leukemia Testing: One and Done for Everyone - December 15

    Posted 14 days ago
    I'm looking forward to sharing this new information! Guess this: How many cats with FeLV pass through animal shelters in a year? (Hint: shelters take in about 2 million cats in a year)

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    Julie Levy
    Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida
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  • 4.  RE: Webcast: Feline Leukemia Testing: One and Done for Everyone - December 15

    Posted 13 days ago
    1-2%.  We don't test cats being TNR'd (unless needed to diagnose illness), but we do test 100% of cats being put up for adoption.

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    Laura Burns
    HubCats
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