Author archive: Alexis Seguin, DVM, MS, DACVIM


Several dogs sickened by H3N2 canine influenza in Minnesota

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20 dogs have been quarantined following an outbreak of H3N2 canine influenza at an animal shelter in Willmar, Minnesota. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health has commended the shelter for its response, and is encouraging pet owners who suspect their dog may have been exposed to the canine influenza virus to contact their veterinarians immediately.

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Outbreak of H3N2 canine influenza confirmed in Texas

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The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory has confirmed two cases of H3N2 canine influenza in Texas. The outbreak is the same strain of the virus found in Florida and Georgia earlier this year.

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Canine influenza confirmed in Knoxville, TN

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The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine has confirmed two cases of canine influenza in the Knoxville region. Dr. Melissa Kennedy, director of the virology laboratory at the veterinary college, underscored that a vaccine is available for both H3N2 and H3N8 influenza.

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H3N2 canine influenza in Southeast US

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IDEXX and University of Florida CVM confirm multiple cases of highly contagious H3N2 canine influenza in the Southeast. The cases are believed to be associated with attendance at recent dog shows in Perry, GA and Deland, FL.

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Leptospirosis sickens dogs in the White Mountains, AZ

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Two cases of dogs contracting leptospirosis have been confirmed in the White Mountains, Arizona. Noting an increase in the disease, veterinarians are urging pet owners to vaccinate their dogs and are raising awareness that the disease can also sicken humans.

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