Author archive: Alexis Seguin, DVM, MS, DACVIM


Dogs in Maricopa County sickened by H3N2

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Two cases of H3N2 have been reported by the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC). The MCACC urges dog owners to familiarize themselves with the symptoms of the disease and to seek immediate veterinary care for dogs who exhibit symptoms.

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Parvovirus on the rise in Indiana

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Animal shelters and veterinary clinics in Indiana are reporting significant increases in cases of parvovirus, a potentially deadly virus that threatens dogs and puppies. Area veterinarians are working to educate pet owners regarding the severity of the disease, and the need for all dogs to be vaccinated.

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Parvovirus outbreak threatens dogs in Iowa

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An outbreak of parvovirus at a local animal shelter has led to a temporary closure of the parts of the shelter that house dogs. The Heartland Humane Society reports that one dog has died and others are being treated.

Serena Burton, the shelter’s Vice President, explained the comprehensive precautions the shelter is taking to keep the virus from spreading. She also cautioned area pet owners to ensure that their dogs are vaccinated against the deadly disease.

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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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