Kennel Cough (Atypical Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex)

My guess is this is simply an outbreak of media attention piggybacked on a somewhat increased rate of CIRDC cases that we’ve seen over the past year. - Scott Weese

Kennel Cough (Atypical Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex)
Kennel Cough (Atypical Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex)

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Respiratory Disease in Dogs Sweeping Across the US: Outbreak of Disease or Media Attention?

Various groups in different areas of the US are reporting cases of respiratory disease in dogs (which we refer to as canine infectious respiratory disease complex, or CIRDC) in dogs in various parts of the US. There’s always limited info about true numbers, and the disease description is vague and quite familiar (coughing dogs, some that get pneumonia, a few that die).

The issue is, that largely describes the every day status quo when it comes to CIRDC. This syndrome is endemic in dogs and has a variety of known causes (e.g. canine parainfluenza virus, Bordetella bronchiseptica, canine respiratory coronavirus, canine pneumovirus, canine influenza virus, Streptococcus zooepidemicus……

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 Respiratory Disease in Dogs Sweeping Across the US: Outbreak of Disease or Media Attention?

My guess is this is simply an outbreak of media attention piggybacked on a somewhat increased rate of CIRDC cases that we’ve seen over the past year.

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