Canine influenza

Canine influenza

Until 2004, we didn’t think dogs got the flu. Now this contagious respiratory disease is on all our radars, and we are learning new things about it all the time. Are you up-to-date on the ideal length of time an infected dog should be isolated? Did you know that cats can get the canine flu too? We’ve compiled the latest news about canine flu outbreaks and breakthroughs in management and prevention.

Updates on canine influenza

When canine flu strikes: An eye on isolation best practices

Jul 18, 2016

Canine influenza = scary headlines. We know it’s contagious, but just how long do affected dogs shed the virus? ...

Canine flu now affecting cats too

Apr 01, 2016

The University of Wisconsin reports an outbreak of H3N2 in cats a midwestern shelter. ...

Zoetis, Merck receive conditional licensing for canine flu vaccines

Nov 24, 2015

Widespread H3N2 outbreak earlier this year prompts vaccine formulation. ...

Canine influenza outbreak caused by Asian virus, scientists say

Apr 13, 2015

Veterinary researchers at Cornell don’t know if current vaccine provides protection. ...

Canine infectious respiratory disease strikes Chicago

Apr 09, 2015

More than 1,000 cases confirmed with five fatalities; dog owners urged to keep their dogs isolated. ...

Managing canine influenza

Canine influenza and the current outbreak: 10 takeaways

An update on this infectious disease from Dr. Richard Goldstein, Chief Medical Officer of the Animal Medical Center in New York. ...

IDEXX announces new test for H3N2 canine influenza

Lab fast-tracks research and development to produce validated test in four weeks. ...

Canine infectious disease update (Proceedings)

Closely related to Bordetella pertussis, the cause of "whooping cough" in humans, Bordetella bronchiseptica is a gram negative, Aerobic coccobacillus particularly well adapted to colonize the ciliated respiratory epithelium of dogs and cats. ...

Hot Literature: Keep current on canine influenza

The history of canine influenza virus began with the identification of infections in racing greyhounds, directing research that defined canine influenza virus (CIV), a variant of equine influenza virus with a unique genetic signature capable of being transmitted from dog to dog. ...

Emerging respiratory infections (Proceedings)

Recent years have seen the emergence of previously undescribed respiratory infections in dogs and cats. Although these infections remain rare, the potential exists for substantial morbidity and mortality. ...

Canine influenza: Virus established in about 30 states

Read a Q&A about canine influenza with Dr. Cynda Crawford. ...

Preventing canine influenza

Time to get 'ruff': Reducing infectious disease risk at dog-gathering events

Dog shows, dog parks and other dog get-togethers are a prime place for pathogens to have a heyday. One group of veterinary researchers has created resources to help you and your clients keep these events safe. ...

Zoetis, Merck receive conditional licensing for canine flu vaccines

Widespread H3N2 outbreak earlier this year prompts vaccine formulation. ...

Canine infectious respiratory disease complex: management and prevention in canine populations (Proceedings)

Canine respiratory disease complex arises out of an interaction between an assortment of viral and bacterial pathogens; the animal's immune response; and a host of environmental factors. No single strategy will be sufficient for prevention, treatment or control. The good news is we do have many options to reduce the level of environmental contamination and support animals' ability to ward off infection. ...

Full license granted to canine influenza vaccine

Roseland, N.J. -- The United States Department of Agriculture granted full license today to the first canine influenza vaccine, Nobivac® Canine Flu H3N8. ...

Other flu news

Kansas State researchers investigate the threat of influenza from amphibians

Equine flu. Canine flu. Now do we have to worry about the frog flu, too? ...

Federal agency severely understaffed to handle widespread animal disease outbreaks

USDA-APHIS would need thousands more veterinarians to respond appropriately, GAO reports. ...

K-State veterinary researchers create new method of avian influenza vaccine development

Testing shows method may extend beyond poultry to pigs, cattle and sheep. ...

Avian influenza infects flocks in 13 states

More than 21 million birds affected so far in both commercial and backyard flocks. ...

K-State veterinary researchers watch for next influenza strain

Emerging disease experts monitor novel swine viruses for changes that could prove dangerous to human as well as animal health. ...

Educating clients about canine influenza

I have heard about canine influenza. Should I vaccinate my dog?"

Here's help to answer veterinary clients' questions about canine influenza. ...

Chicago veterinary hospital releases canine influenza handout

Recent outbreak in the Midwest prompts need for dog owner awareness. ...

Keep zoonosis on your radar as flu season kicks into gear

Stay on alert for human-to-pet transmission of flu. ...

Tools for the team

Veterinary isolation wards: The debate continues

The critical placement of critical patients has experts divided ...

How isolated should you be?

Experts are divided on how much separation is best for these infectious patients. ...

How isolated is your isolation ward?

Dr. Ken Schenk of Mueller Pet Medical Center—the 2014 Hospital of the Year Award winner—shares the thought and planning that went into the orientation of his clinic's ward. ...

The inside scoop on canine influenza

Most veterinary practices don't require boarding dogs to be vaccinated against canine influenza. But could that number change in the future? ...

Q&A: Keep a sharp eye on canine influenza

How concerned should we be with the threat of canine influenza? And how should we contain the virus if we have an outbreak in the area? ...