, which can lead to symptoms often labeled as “kennel cough,” is a pathogen of the upper respiratory tract that is all too familiar to boarding kennel operators. In her report today on preventing this infection, Editor Susan Chaney explores two types of vaccines listed on the Animal Hospital Association Canine Vaccine Guidelines, as well as a third method recently approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The sight of a really great dog can stir emotions in even the most hardcore dog show competitor. Strong feelings of excitement can happen to anyone when that certain dog enters the ring. In today’s DFR, Kayla Bertagnolli shares an experience that surprised her as she watched a dog and handler team move around the Group ring together. Meet the dog today that gave our blogger goose bumps.
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Bordetella: To Poke, To Spray or To Squirt?
By Susan Chaney
The bacterium Bordetella bronchiseptica can cause symptoms often referred to as “kennel cough.” It is not the only cause of the hacking cough often associated with infectious tracheobronchitis, however. Canine parainfluenza virus and canine adenovirus type 2 can also lead to infection.
“Bordetella bronchiseptica is a well-adapted pathogen of the canine upper respiratory tract,” wrote Daniel J. Klein, D.V.M., when he was a professor at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. more
A Goose Bumps Moment
By Kayla Bertagnolli
Occasionally we all get that excited feeling of butterflies in our stomachs when we see a really great dog.
For me, the sight of a dog very rarely moves me emotionally. So when I felt the hairs on my arms stand on end and the goose bumps rise as I came across a dog I’d never seen before, I automatically knew this dog must be something special.
It was as if something inside just clicked. more