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Preventive Medicine

Canine Adenovirus Type 2 Vaccination

The MLV vaccine for canine adenovirus protects against CAV-2 as well as CAV-1.

CAV-2 is endemic in healthy dog populations worldwide and is a significant viral cause of CIRD, particularly when combined with viral or bacterial co-infections. Vaccination with an MLV vaccine is critical for reduction of clinical signs and to prevent canine infectious hepatitis. 

Vaccination Overview: Leptospirosis

Dogs that may come in contact with wildlife or outdoor water sources are among the group that should receive a leptospirosis vaccine.

This overview on the leptospirosis vaccine goes over the basics, as well as serovars, serogroups, and sequence types.

Canine Parainfluenza Virus Vaccination

Canine parainfluenza virus can have a significant impact on young or vulnerable dogs when it interacts with other pathogens.

Routine vaccination helps reduce the role that CPIV plays in coinfection with a growing number of pathogens, thereby keeping at-risk dogs and populations healthier. 

Canine Parvovirus Vaccination

The canine parvovirus vaccine is considered a core vaccine, making it a critical part of a routine wellness plan.

Parvovirus is a serious disease that can be readily prevented with the vaccine. Client communication on the disease process, its status as a core vaccine, and antibody tests to assess titer levels can all contribute to continued protection.

Rabies Vaccination in Dogs

Diligent vaccination programs are essential in preventing rabies from becoming more common in dogs.

Diligent vaccination programs are essential in preventing rabies from becoming more common in dogs.

Hitting the Road Heartworm-Free

To help veterinarians balance their dual role of protecting individual animal health and welfare as well as that of animal populations, the AHS and the Association of Shelter Veterinarians have formulated evidence-based best practices for minimizing transmission of heartworms in relocated dogs.

Global Problems, Personal Fulfillment

“An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.” — Sir David Attenborough In September 2017, The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) gathered veterinarians from around the globe to attend a meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, which included an educational bonanza with …