Small animal disease surveillance: respiratory disease 2017

Arsevska, E and Priestnall, S L and Singleton, D A and Jones, P H and Smyth, S and Brant, B and Dawson, S and Sánchez-Vizcaíno, F and Noble, P J M and Radford, A D (2018) Small animal disease surveillance: respiratory disease 2017. VETERINARY RECORD, 182. pp. 369-373. ISSN 0042-4900

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Abstract

This report focuses on surveillance for respiratory disease in companion animals. It begins with an analysis of data from 392 veterinary practices contributing to the Small Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network (SAVSNET) between January and December 2017. The following section describes canine respiratory coronavirus infections in dogs, presenting results from laboratory-confirmed cases across the country between January 2010 and December 2017. This is followed by an update on the temporal trends of three important syndromes in companion animals, namely gastroenteritis, pruritus and respiratory disease, from 2014 to 2017. A fourth section presents a brief update on Streptococcus equi subspecies zooepidemicus in companion animals. The final section summarises some recent developments pertinent to companion animal health, namely eyeworm (Thelazzia callipaeda) infestations in dogs imported to the UK and canine influenza virus in the USA and Canada.

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