Canine Brucellosis is an increasing concern in North America

By April 16, 2019 June 14th, 2019 blog

Canine brucellosis is a zoonotic disease found world-wide. It is an increasing concern in North America due to importation of infected breeding dogs and semen for artificial insemination.

Brucella Canis is the most common species found in dogs. It is most often transmitted through direct dog-to-dog contact via infected body fluids and tissues (e.g. vaginal discharge, abortedfetus, placenta, semen, urine).

Although dogs rarely spread the infection to people, it does occur and infected people can become very sick.

For more information please speak with your Veterinarian.

We have included some helpful links below;

http://www.akcchf.org/canine-health/top-health-concerns/current-topics-in-infectious-disease/AKC-CHF-Canine-Brucellosis-Fact-Sheet.pdf

http://www.cfsph.iastate.edu/Factsheets/pdfs/brucellosis_canis.pdf

https://www.wormsandgermsblog.com/2019/03/articles/animals/dogs/brucella-canis-ontario/

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