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August 20, 2013  Subscribe
Food for Thought, plus Herpesvirus Is Forever
DFR Blogger Kayla Bertagnolli has a couple of things on her mind – the approaching end of summer and how social media can hurt, rather than help. As always, she’s got some ideas about each topic – how junior handlers might make the most of the remaining weeks of relative freedom before returning to school and how connecting with people in the real world might make the online world a more positive place.

Thirty to 80 percent of dogs in breeding kennels are infected with herpesvirus, according to Steffen Sum, D.V.M., an assistant professor at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in Athens. For most dogs, it will never have any ill effect on them. But some bitches will pass it on to their first litter of puppies, and all of the pups will die. Learn how to mitigate the danger.

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Susan Chaney
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Herpesvirus Is Forever, but Proper Care Can Protect Puppies
By Susan Chaney

Once a dog has canine herpesvirus, it has it for life.

Fortunately, in adult dogs, “it usually doesn’t cause much of a disease,” says Steffen Sum, D.V.M., an assistant professor at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in Athens. “Usually it’s kept under control by the immune system.”
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A Little Food for Thought
By Kayla Bertagnolli

Today I have a few things that have been weighing heavily on my brain, and what better outlet than here to share them? By the way, you could do the same by blogging out what makes you think. more
 


 
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