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  • 1.  Community Conversations - 6/3/24 - Parvovirus Treatment Algorithm

    Posted 05-30-2024 11:11 AM

    Updated 6/3/24 at 3:13pm - Recording now available to watch on-demand!

    We hope to see you on the next Community Conversations call on Monday, 6/3/24 at 11am PT for a panel discussion on Parvovirus Treatment Algorithm.

    Even though safe and effective vaccines have been available for decades, canine parvovirus remains a constant and frustrating threat to the health and welfare of the animals in our shelters and communities. Historically, treatment has been too time and resource intensive for many sheltering organizations to consider, however, new tools and treatment options are helping organizations reduce the impact of this disease. This community conversations meeting will review a new decision-making tool to help organizations decide if, when, and how they might approach canine parvovirus cases and how to incorporate Canine Parvovirus Monoclonal Antibody (CPMA), the first and only treatment directed at the virus itself, into their protocols. We will hear from two organizations that have successfully incorporated CPMA into their work to help save costs and improve life-saving.

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    As always, this discussion thread will be updated with the recording and resources so you can watch and share whenever you'd like.  After you watch the recording on-demand or attend the call live, be sure to complete the new June 2024 entry form to enter to win up to a $5,000 grant:


    Maddie's Pet Forum Admin
    Maddie's Fund

  • 2.  RE: Community Conversations - 6/3/24 - Parvovirus Treatment Algorithm

    Posted 06-03-2024 03:52 PM

    Thanks to the 143+ people who joined us on today's Community Conversations call! The recording is now available to watch on-demand. Big thank you to our facilitator Dr. @Azalia Boyd and our panelists @Brian DiGangi, Dr. Alyssa Comroe and Sherri Stankewitz. I've attached their presentation slides and you can catch a full recap of today's call below. 

    Call Recap - Community Conversations 6/3/24

    • Welcome from hosts
    • National Updates
      • Join the Journey You Own for a free, guided meditation this Wednesday evening, at 8pm EST/5pm PT. All are welcome to this rejuvenating session - videos off/no speaking necessary - come as you are! The link to register is at
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        • Return-to-Home Certification Workshop on Wednesday, June 5th from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET (we have SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE if you want to attend for FREE!!)

        • Online Kitten Conference on Saturday, June 8th and Sunday, June 9th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET 

        • Surrender Prevention Certification Workshop on Wednesday, June 19th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM ET

        • The Drop Trap: A Trapper's Best Friend on Saturday, June 22nd from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM ET

      • Maddie's Fund Monthly Giveaways!  Enter here for a chance to win CA$H: Open to all who are watching live or on-demand! Be sure to enter each week you attend!

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    • Today's Presentation - Parvovirus Treatment Algorithm 
    • Highlights from the Chat
      • "What is the cost per treatment?" - Kate Marshall
        • "It varies since it's by weight." - Aldwin Roman
        • "Our vet charges $400 and something per vial." - Amanda Centella
        • "$1200 for 6 vials, number of vials needed to treat is weight based." - Karin Baker
        • "It's sold in a box of 6 vials. $1,200 per box." - Aldwin Roman
      • "We have used it a number of times and it has been amazing! Recovery is fast and each vial treats 11lbs I believe" - Amanda Centella
      • "We just bought some on half price special. Good in freezer for 2 years" - Ryan Snow
      • "How much does it cost to hospitalize per day?" - Augusta Farley
        • "Depends on your area but it is costly" - Amanda Centella
        • "Hi Augusta - that is widely variable but anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars per day depending on the severity of the case, the level of care, geographic region, etc." - Brian DiGangi
      • "Did you still have to provide all the supportive care to the ones that received the injection?  Isolation, fluids, anti nausea, etc?" - Karin Baker
        • "We did but for some it was a day, one pup we had was hospitalized for just 3 or 4 days" - Amanda Centella
        • "Yes! They still require supportive care. Isolation for sure. Some with very mild disease need minimal other treatments but for others, they still need more intensive care." - Alyssa Comroe
      • "Do you know of any additional research that is being done on CPMA, beyond the initial Elanco study?" - Veronica Accornero
      • "We lost a puppy to Parvo. So happy to see medical has advanced! <3" - Janette Martin
      • "Great information. Very helpful to hear about the updates." - Penny Leisch
      • "Beth from Matchdog Rescue, Such an interesting topic! It is more involved than I realized." - Beth Porter
      • "Thank you - great info!" - Jyothi Robertson
      • "This has been informative. I appreciate the information." - Teresa Williams

    Charlotte Otero
    Community Strategist at Maddie's Fund

  • 3.  RE: Community Conversations - 6/3/24 - Parvovirus Treatment Algorithm

    Posted 06-10-2024 09:01 AM

    This is fantastic information! Thank you for sharing this information.

    Kysha Whitacre
    Senior Student Support Representative
    Shady's Paw Animal Rescue volunteer and foster