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Time to get tough and “Ruff”: Protecting dogs from infectious diseases

CE Event Information

  • Description:
    Currently, the world is watching as the novel human coronavirus spreads from animal markets (and likely animals themselves) of China to people around the globe. This event highlights that infectious diseases that can move between people and animals are constantly emerging in our society. Sometimes, these diseases can infect our pets. Dogs are at risk of illness from hundreds of infectious diseases, with new infectious organisms constantly being identified. Each year these infections result in substantial dog illness and in some cases death. Every dog is at risk for infectious diseases and dogs that spend time in group settings (e.g., boarding facilities, doggie daycare, shows, shelters) are at increased disease risk.

    Join this timely webinar about infectious diseases in dogs to learn what we can all do to protect our dogs (and ourselves) from infectious diseases - the ones of today ... and those of tomorrow. This discussion will unpack key modifiable practices likely to have the greatest influence on reducing dog infections and disease. Both individual dog and community level (e.g., dog importation) approaches will be discussed. Special attention will be devoted to areas under increased scrutiny by dog owners (e.g., vaccination). At the conclusion of the session, attendees will have learned and be able to put into practice simple, practical steps that best protect our canine companions.

  • Date: April 22, 2020
  • Time: 8:00 PM US/Eastern
  • Sponsor: AKC Canine Health Foundation
  • Presenter(s): Jason Stull, VMD, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM


Featured Publications


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  • Adverse Reactions to Vaccination: From Anaphylaxis to Autoimmunity

    Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice, Volume 48, Issue 2, March 2018, pp 279-290. Author: Laurel J. Gershwin Member Fe...  more