Mich. officials report bacterial disease in dogs

State officials said they've had three investigations into a bacterial disease that affects dogs in Michigan during the past four months.
AP Wire
Nov 27, 2013

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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rukidding

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

And what might make one suspect their dog has been exposed to or contracted canine brucellosis? Might there be a symptom or two? Would you mind sharing with us how we would detect this disease? Who writes your articles and hits save/send to move them to be read by the general public? This article is absolutely useless without letting a dog owner in on all the well kept secrets.

rukidding

Didn't take long to research, wish our paper did some.

This is a "breeding" disease, if you are not breeding your canine you have no issue here. The known symptoms of canine Brucellosis according to Bullwinkle.com "Litters aborted - usually at 45-55 days of gestation. Pups may be stillborn or die immediately at birth. Infected female dogs that do whelp a live litter can produce carriers of the disease. There can be inflammation of the prostate gland as well as swelling of the testicles. In some cases there can be atrophy (shrinking) of the testicles after the initial swelling occurs. Lesions can also occur due to the dog licking the painful areas.

Here is the link to inform yourself if you have additional questions.

http://voices.yahoo.com/canine-b...

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