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Mich. officials report bacterial disease in dogs

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 1:33 PM

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and State Veterinarian Dr. James Averill on Tuesday issued an update about canine brucellosis in dogs. They said the cases were investigated in Montcalm, Calhoun and Mackinac counties.

State officials are encouraging anyone who suspects their dog is infected to get the animal tested. The disease is transmissible to humans.

The Montcalm County case involves an occasional dog breeder with six dogs, including Boston terriers, pugs and French bulldogs. The Mackinac County case involves dogs brought to the state in in 2011. The Calhoun County case involves a dog breeder with 14 breeding dogs.

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