Leading vaccine researcher Dr. Ronald Schultz doesn't want to see any more shelter pets die just because they've been exposed to a deadly infectious disease. That's why he offered a shelter a chance to make a different choice during their next outbreak, allowing them to save the lives of 17 dogs.
How did they do it? With the use of a simple in-house antibody titer test that revealed which pets had an immunity to the disease. Please join Maddie's Fund and Maddie's® Institute for a free webcast with Ronald Schultz, MS, PhD, ACVM, on "Saving Lives With Antibody Titer Tests" on Thursday, September 8, 2011, at 9 PM Eastern/8 PM Central/7 PM Mountain/6 PM Pacific.
The session will include an opportunity to ask a limited number of questions. Registration is now open here
Attendees will learn:
What an antibody titer test measures
What "immunity" to common canine and feline illnesses means
What antibody titers are dependent on
How to read/interpret an antibody titer
The different kinds of immunity, and what they mean
How we know titer tests work
For which diseases titer tests are useful - and for which they aren't
The research behind the TiterCHEK and VacciCheck on-site tests
Recommended core canine and feline vaccines
How to use antibody titer testing to prevent or reduce an outbreak of disease in a shelter
Antibody titer testing for companion animals
"Saving Lives With Antibody Titer Tests" is the first in a series of educational programs from Maddie's® Institute, a program of Maddie's Fund, the nation's leading funder of shelter medicine education. Maddie's® Institute brings cutting edge shelter medicine information from universities and animal welfare leaders to shelter veterinarians, managers and staff as well as private practice veterinarians, rescue groups and community members to increase lifesaving of homeless dogs and cats community-wide.
If you have questions, please contact Dr. Laurie Peek, Maddie's Fund Director of Veterinary Programs, at [email protected]. This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 1 hour of continuing education in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program's validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession. This course has been pre-approved for Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits.
Dr. Ronald Schultz
Dr. Ronald Schultz, chair of the Department of Pathobiological Sciences at School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, is one of the world's leading experts on veterinary vaccines, virology and immunology.
In addition to his work with the Maddie's® Laboratory for Diagnosis and Prevention of Shelter Diseases at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Schultz was the first president of the American Association of Veterinary Immunologists and received the first Distinguished Veterinary Immunologist Award and is a member of the AVMA Feline Vaccine Associated Sarcoma Task Force.
Currently, he is a member of the American Animal Hospital Associations' Canine Vaccine Task Force, the American Association of Feline Practitioners' Feline Vaccine Task Force, and the Veterinary Vaccine Group of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association.
Thanks I find it very interesting especially now that I have puppies and the Vets are being careful not to over vaccinate them. Somewhere down the road if these tests become available to local Vets I'd be interested in them. Thanks Krista Thanks Jen.