Feline Infectious Peritonitis/Feline Coronavirus (FIP/FCoV)
Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a complex and inevitably fatal disease whose mode of transmission and infection is still not entirely understood. While outbreaks or increased rates of infections are rare, shelters should have a plan in place to monitor for unusual rates of disease and to respond appropriately. This information sheet provides a basic overview of this disease and presents some ideas to consider in the face of increase FIP rates in your shelter.
Canine: Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex (a.k.a. "Kennel Cough")
Canine infectious respiratory disease complex (CIRDC) as its name suggests is a complex syndrome of diseases that are of significant concern in any multi-dog setting. The appropriate treatment and containment practices needed to address a CIRDC incident will vary considerably based on the specific agent or agents involved and in many cases identifying the agents involved is not possible; therefore a prevention strategy is the key to tackling CIRDC in a shelter setting.