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What the Flu! Protecting Dogs and Communities
From Canine Influenza Virus

Jason Stull, VMD, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM


Canine influenza viruses (CIV) have become established in North America and this has resulted in large
high-profile canine outbreaks. Such outbreaks often have greatest impact in canine group settings and
activities where many dogs come together such as dog parks, boarding facilities, veterinary clinics and dog
show events. 
Outbreaks of CIV commonly result in many sick dogs, some of which can develop severe
illness, and this can have financial and reputational repercussions on canine businesses and organizations.

This talk will include a review of our current knowledge of canine influenza - including diagnosis and prevention of this high-impact disease, an inside look into previously unshared information on recent CIV outbreaks,
CIV knowledge and practice surveys, lessons learned, and vulnerabilities to target to best prevent and control this often devastating disease.

Highlights from recent research by the author into the epidemiology of this disease will be provided to allow for early recognition and control, targeted prevention, and veterinary, owner, and community awareness and education. Discussion will include:

  • Key clinical and epidemiological features of canine influenza virus (CIV)
  • Important factors that affect the chance of CIV infections and outbreaks
  • Dog-, Group setting-, and community-based recommendations to reduce the chance of CIV outbreaks
  • Canine influenza resources for dog owners and canine group setting personnel

Free registration compliments of

Veterinary Professionals
 can earn CE credit (Approved by AAVSB RACE,

NY State, NJVMA) by logging into VetVine (it's free to join)
and registering to attend / view the video on this page