Infectious Disease

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Canine Influenza: New Strains and Treatment

In the U.S., 2 strains of canine influenza virus (CIV)—H3N8 and H3N2—have been identified. Learn to recognize the clinical signs of CIV infection, select appropriate diagnostic tests, and develop a therapeutic plan. Plus, when to recommend vaccination for CIV and deploy strategies to prevent spread of disease if a case presents in your practice.

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Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that is of importance in human and veterinary medicine due to its zoonotic potential. With early and aggressive treatment that includes attentive monitoring, prognosis for recovery is excellent.

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Focus on Infectious Diseases

It seems to be getting harder and harder for veterinarians to “keep up.” Advances in technology result in ongoing discoveries every week, and the number of journals with important information appears to grow exponentially. In this Journal Club column, some key articles about infectious diseases are highlighted. You may not have come across them in …

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The Facts About Canine Influenza – An Interview with Dr. Edward Dubovi

Edward Dubovi, MS, PhD, is Director-Virology Laboratory, Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC), and a professor, at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, positions he has held for over 30 years. In 2004, the AHDC laboratory made the first isolation of the H3N8 canine influenza virus. In this interview, he shares critical information concerning the recent …

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Assisting the Surgeon: Practical Strategies for Preventing Nosocomial Infections

Noah Jones, RVT Postoperative patients are among those at highest risk for nosocomial infection. Strategies for disinfecting personnel, equipment, and the surgical suite are meticulously outlined. Nosocomial infections increase morbidity and mortality in patients as well as cost to clients. Antimicrobial resistance further complicates nosocomial infections by increasing morbidity, mortality, and cost. RISK FACTORS Postoperative …

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Canine Leptospirosis: A Perspective on Recent Trends

Leptospirosis should be recognized as a significant infectious disease in dogs, with variable incidence that is dependent on unpredictable short- and long-term weather patterns and influenced by anthropogenic factors that may affect exposure of dogs to wildlife vectors.

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Preventing Transmission of Infectious Disease Among Patients

  Holly Morss, CVT The diligence of the veterinary medical team regarding prevention of disease transmission is critical to the health of patients, clients, practice, and ourselves. What would your reaction be if you went to see your physician for a routine physical examination and you were seated in the waiting room next to a …

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