KSMP Team Research & Publications

Selected publications by KSMP shelter veterinarians.

Wagner, D. C.Hurley, K. F., Stavisky, J. H. (2018). “Shelter housing for cats: Principles of design for health, welfare and rehoming.” Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 20(7), 635-642


Wagner, D. C.Hurley, K. F., Stavisky, J. H. (2018). “Shelter housing for cats: Practical aspects of design and construction, and adaptation of existing accommodation.” Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 20(7), 643-652


Wagner, D. C., Kass, P. H., Hurley, K. F. (2018). “Cage size, movement in and out of housing during daily care, and other environmental and population health risk factors for feline upper respiratory disease in nine North American animal shelters.” PLoS ONE 13(1): e0190140.


Delany, C. D. (2018) “Emergency Medicine and Procedures” Field Manual for Small Animal Medicine, 481-528 Wiley-Blackwell


Karsten, C. L., Wagner, D. C., Kass, P. H., Hurley, K. F. (2017). “An observational study of the relationship between Capacity for Care as an animal shelter management model and cat health, adoption and death in three animal shelters.” The Veterinary Journal 227: 15-22.


Karsten, C. L. (2017). Sanitation and Disinfection. Infectious Disease Management in Animal Shelters. Second edition. L. Miller, K. Hurley and S. Janeczko.


Wagner, D. W., Newbury, S. P., Kass, P. H., Hurley, K. F.  (2014) “Elimination Behavior of Shelter Dogs Housed in Double Compartment Kennels.” PLOS ONE 5(14): DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0096254


Scherk, M. A., R. B. Ford, Gaskell, R. M. Hartmann, K., Hurley, K. F., Lappin, M. R., Levy, J. K., Little, S. E., Nordone, S. K., Sparkes, A. H. (2013). “2013 AAFP Feline Vaccination Advisory Panel Report.” J Feline Med Surg 15(9): 785-808.


Kwan, J. Y., & Bain, M. J. (2013). Owner attachment and problem behaviors related to relinquishment and training techniques of dogs. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 16(2), 168-183.


Tanaka, A., Wagner, D. C.Hurley, K. F. (2012). “Associations among weight loss, stress, and upper respiratory tract infection in shelter cats.” J Am Vet Med Assoc 240(5): 570-576.


Newbury, S. and K. F. Hurley (2012). Population Management. Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff. L. Miller and S. Zawistowski. Ames, Iowa, Blackwell Publishing: 93-114.


Hurley, K. F. and P. A. Pesavento (2012). Disease recognition and diagnostic testing. Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff. L. Miller and S. Zawistowski. Ames, Iowa, Blackwell Publishing.


Delany, C. D. (2012) Emergency Medicine in the Animal Shelter. Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff L. Miller and S. Zawistowski. Ames, Iowa, Blackwell Publishing.


Burns R. E., Wagner D. C., Leutenegger C. M., Pesavento P. A. (2011) “Histologic and molecular correlation in shelter cats with acute upper respiratory infection.” J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Jul;49(7):2454-60. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00187-11. Epub 2011 May 11.


Welborn, L. V., J. G. DeVries, Ford, R., Franklin, R. T., Hurley, K. F., McClure, K. D., Paul, M. A., Schultz, R. D. (2011). “2011 AAHA canine vaccination guidelines.” J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 47(5): 1-42.


Kruger, E. F., B. A. Byrne, Pesavento, P., Hurley, K. F., Lindsay, L.L., Sykes, J.E. (2010). “Relationship between clinical manifestations and pulsed-field gel profiles of Streptococcus canis isolates from dogs and cats.” Vet Microbiol.


Newbury, S. P., Blinn, M. K., Bushby, P. A., Cox, C. B., Dinnage, J. D., Griffin, B., Hurley, K. F., Isaza, N., Jones, W., Miller, L., O’Quin, J., Patronek, G. J., Smith-Blackmore, M., Spindel, M. (2010). “Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters”, The Association of Shelter Veterinarians.


Miller, L. and Hurley, K. F., (2009) Infectious disease management in animal shelters Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Ames, Iowa., 400 pages.


Drazenovich, T. L., Fascetti A. J., Westermeyer H. D., Sykes J. E., Bannasch M. J., Kass, P. H., Hurley, K. F., Maggs, D. J. (2009) “Effects of dietary lysine supplementation on upper respiratory and ocular disease and detection of infectious organisms in cats within an animal shelter.” “Effects of dietary lysine supplementation on upper respiratory disease and infectious organism shedding in cats within an animal shelter.”  Am J Vet Res 70(11): 1391-1400.


Hurley, K. F. and C. J. Baldwin (2008). “Developing Infectious Disease Policies and Procedures in an Animal Shelter”. Maddie’s Infection Control Manual for Animal Shelters. C. A. Petersen, G. Dvorak and A. R. Spickler. Des Moines, Iowa, Colorfx: 66-79


Pesavento, P. A., Hurley K. F., et al. (2008). “A clonal outbreak of acute fatal hemorrhagic pneumonia in intensively housed (shelter) dogs caused by Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus.” Vet Pathol 45(1): 51-3


Timmins, R. P., Hurley, K. F., K. D. Cliff, et al. (2007). “Enhancing quality of life for dogs and cats in confined situations.” Animal Welfare16(Supplement 1): 83-87.


Pesavento, P. A., Hurley, K. F., Bannasch, M. J. et al. (2007). “Fatal Streptococcus canis infections in intensively housed shelter cats.” Vet Pathol 44(2): 218-21.


Hurley, K. F. Feline infectious disease control in shelters. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 2005; 35(1): 21-37.


Hurley K. F., Pesavento P. A., Pedersen N. C., Poland A. M., Wilson E., Foley J. E. An outbreak of virulent systemic feline calicivirus disease. J Am Vet Med Assoc. Jan 15 2004;224(2):241-249.


Hurley K. F. Implementing a population health plan in an animal shelter: goal setting, data collection and monitoring, and policy development. In: Miller L, Zawistowski S, eds. Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff. Ames, Iowa: Blackwell Publishing; 2004:211-235.


Hurley K. F., Sykes J. E. Update on feline calicivirus: new trends. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. Jul 2003;33(4):759-772.