Prevalence of upper respiratory pathogens in four management models for unowned cats in the Southeast United States.

@article{McManus2014PrevalenceOU,
  title={Prevalence of upper respiratory pathogens in four management models for unowned cats in the Southeast United States.},
  author={Concepta Margaret McManus and J K Levy and L A Andersen and Susan P. McGorray and Christian M. Leutenegger and Lauren K Gray and Julie Hilligas and Sylvia Tucker},
  journal={Veterinary journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={201 2},
  pages={196-201}
}
Upper respiratory infection (URI) is a pervasive problem in cats and impacts the capacity and cost of sheltering programs. This study determined the pattern of respiratory pathogens in cats with and without clinical signs of URI in four different models for managing unowned cats, namely, (1) short-term animal shelters (STS), (2) long-term sanctuaries (LTS), (3) home-based foster care programs (FCP), and (4) trap-neuter-return programs for community cats (TNR). Conjunctival and oropharyngeal… CONTINUE READING
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