Blogs

sherileeharper.com

This blog gives updates on Dr. Sherilee Harper and her team as they partake in ecohealth research with Indigenous communities

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wormsandgermsblog.com

This site is an educational website which focuses on infectious diseases of companion animals (household pets and horses), with an emphasis on zoonotic diseases – diseases that can be transmitted from animals to people. It takes a broader approach, considering diseases that can be spread from animals to people AND from people to animals.

  • Brucella canis updates: US dogs, Canadian person, and lots of Canadian dogs
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    Brucella canis is getting a lot of attention these days, and taking up more of my time than I ever would have thought a few months ago. Identification of infected dogs linked to a commercial breeder in Iowa (also see our previous post from Tuesday) has attracted a lot of attention. It’s… Read more »
  • Canine brucellosis international, factsheet for veterinarians
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    Recently another couple of good examples have cropped up of the risks of canine brucellosis (caused by Brucella canis) associated with both canine breeding kennels and international movement of dogs. The state veterinarian for Iowa confirmed that there were several cases of brucellosis diagnosed in dogs from a small breeding… Read more »
  • Itchy dogs: Topical treatments and culture-critical cases
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    The latest companion animal infographic from the Ontario Animal Health Network (OAHN) is now available!  Currently the network is working on a series of infographics focused on good antimicrobial stewardship.  Stewardship includes knowing when NOT to use antimicrobials, and what to use when antimicrobials are needed.  Guidance is available from… Read more »
  • Small animal infectious diseases, and how they get around
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    The latest issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice includes a number of chapters on infectious diseases that have been making regular appearances on this blog, including rabies, influenza, brucellosis, Lyme disease, and more, as well as chapters on certain feline-specific infectious diseases.  Check out the full… Read more »
  • US ban of importation of dogs from Egypt
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    Effective tomorrow, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has suspended importation of dogs to the US that: are from Egypt, or originated in Egypt and have been in another country for less than 6 months. This is being done because of multiple cases of rabies in imported… Read more »