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May 22, 2022 - Feline Panleukopenia
We have started to see Feline Parvo cases this spring and we wanted to be sure to bring this to the attention of the public.
Feline Parvo more appropriately called feline panleukopenia (FP) and is a highly contagious viral disease in cats caused by feline parvovirus. Kittens are most severely affected by the virus but it can be seen in adult cats as well, particularly if not vaccinated.
Please be sure that all your cats are properly vaccinated. Kittens that are given only one dose of the vaccine are NOT considered protected. The vaccination can be given as early as six weeks of age and posted every 3-4 weeks until the kitten is 16 weeks of age. If a cat with an unknown vaccination status is presented for vaccinations he/she is given a vaccination and then boosted in 3-4 weeks. The vaccination can be given every year to every three years depending on the patient’s exposure/risks.
We offer a health program at Catskill Veterinary Services called Lifetime Wellness Program. You pay a one time fee and ALL CORE vaccinations are free for the life of your pet!
April 6, 2022 - Career Fair
Our team was at the Kartrite Resort and Indoor Waterpark for a career fair hosted by Sullivan County Workforce Development. If you are interested in the career opportunities at Catskill Veterinary Services please be sure to check out our career opportunities page.
March 2022 - Avian Influenza
This virus is spread by waterfowl (ducks and geese). These birds act completely normal and show no signs of illness. If you live near any soft of water that keeps wild water fowl frequently, keeping your birds inside is critical! The virus can also be spread by birds of prey (hawks/eagles/falcons) and some songbirds.
The virus can affect all of the following birds - chickens, quail, peafowl, guinea, ducks, geese, emu, ostrich, and others
This virus is HIGHLY contagious and MUST be reported to the state officials. Please do not allow outside birds- including new birds to mix with your current flock. If you plan on adding new birds it is advised you quarantine them for 30 DAYS!
If a positive test is confirmed in a flock the entire flock is considered infected, and all birds would be humanely euthanized.