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A Genetic Predisposition to Infections

CE Event Information

  • Description:
    Why might an animal with an infection fail to respond to treatment?  Why might an animal develop an unusual or atypical infection?

    In this specialty update, Dr. Urs Giger explains more about inherited immunodeficiencies and reveals what we've learned about the genetic predisposition of Miniature Schnauzers to avian tuberculosis - a serious and fatal infection in affected dogs. His discussion includes:
    - clinical presentation of affected dogs
    - differential diagnoses
    - zoonotic potential of this disease
    - current testing recommendations for dogs suspected of avian tuberculosis
    - general recommendations regarding the testing and breeding of Miniature Schnauzers

    Running time: 10 mins

    Registration compliments of the AKC Canine Health Foundation
  • Sponsor: AKC Canine Health Foundation
  • Presenter(s): Urs Giger, PD, DVM, MS, DACVIM-SA, DECVIM-CA, DECVCP


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