Canine Influenza Found in Ontario

H3N2 canine influenza has been identified in two dogs in Essex County, Ontario. The dogs were imported from Asia (via the US) in late December and were showing signs of respiratory disease the following day when they were examined by a veterinarian. A small number of dogs that had close contact with the affected dogs also have mild respiratory disease, but test results from those animals are not yet available. To read more about this, visit the Worms and Germs blog here

Resource for vets on doing nasal swabs in dogs.

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