Infectious/Zoonotic Disease

Focus on Infectious Diseases
Journal Club

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 …

Parasitology Expertise from the NCVP: Canine Tick-Borne Diseases

Lindsay A. Starkey, DVM, PhD, and Susan E. Little, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVM (Parasitology) Oklahoma State University The Parasitology Expertise from the NCVP column is brought to you in partnership between the National Center for Veterinary Parasitology ( and Today’s Veterinary Practice. The mission of the NCVP is to further the discipline of parasitology by …

Vital Vaccination: Canine Leptospirosis:
(Still) an Emerging Infection?

Richard B. Ford, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM & ACVPM (Hon) North Carolina State University In the United States, outbreaks of leptospirosis among dogs appear rare. The relatively low incidence of cases seen in private practice and lack of a rapid, point-of-care diagnostic test compromise the clinician’s ability to define exposure risk and need for routine … Protection Status