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Canine Brucellosis - Why The Brouhaha?

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  • Description:
    Brucellosis affects a variety of animal species including dogs. This disease is caused by infection with bacteria, and there is a public health concern due to its potential to infect humans that have contact with affected animals or their bodily secretions. People at risk include veterinary professionals, breeders, and anyone who works or has contact with dogs.

    The disease occurs worldwide and in recent years there have been increased reports of Brucella canis infections in dogs, as well as the threat of Brucellosis in dogs and humans due to growing populations of wild pigs. In this Specialty Update we review what's known about Brucellosis and why veterinary caregivers need to keep this disease on their list of differential diagnoses for any dog presenting with clinical signs including fever, malaise, joint or back pain, or anterior uveitis, as well as reproductive system abnormalities or failure in sexually intact animals.

    Running time: 15 mins

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  • Sponsor: VetVine Specialty Consulting Service
  • Presenter(s): Sheri L. Berger, DVM, DACVO
  • Fee (Basic Membership): $19.95