Veterinary Associates of North Branford, LLC

2364 Route 80
North Branford, CT 06471

(203)481-4238

northbranfordvet.com

5/24/2016 - Dogs that were ill have recovered. No new cases from this facility.

5/4/2016 -Latest news on the CT Canine Respiratory outbreak

Update: Severe Canine Respiratory Infection Outbreak

All of the dogs from the facility in Windsor have been treated and released. One new case from the same facility was admitted on Monday.  The dog was very ill, but improved overnight and hopefully will recover.  It appears that this outbreak was contained to just one facility.

Last week, two of the dogs tested positive for Canine Pneumo virus and Streptococcus equi, subspecies zooepidemicus. One dog also tested positive for Bordetella.

Canine Pneumo virus can be spread by direct contact and by aerosolized routes. Strep equi requires direct contact.   At present there are no vaccinations available for Canine Pneumo virus. Vaccinations exist against Bordetella and both strains of Canine Influenza virus. 

 


 

4/30/2016...News on the CT Canine Respiratory outbreak

                                                                                                                                                           

Update: Severe Canine Respiratory Infection Outbreak

As an update to our previous report, two dogs from the kennel in Windsor have tested positive for Canine Pneumo virus and Streptococcusequi, subspecies zooepidemicus. One dog also tested positive for Bordetella.

Canine Pneumo virus can be spread by direct contact and by aerosolized routes. Strep equi requires direct contact. All patients appear to be responding to antibiotics.
At present there are no vaccinations available for Canine Pneumo virus.
Vaccinations exist against Bordetella and both strains of Canine Influenza virus. 

The CVMA is encouraging pet owners to consult with their veterinarians to help decide if their dog should be vaccinated.

 


 

4/28/2016

News Alert: Severe Canine Respiratory Infection Outbreak

The CVMA is aware of an outbreak of a severe respiratory infection at large kennel in Windsor. At this time, dogs from this kennel are being treated at Pieper Memorial Veterinary Center in Middletown and New England Veterinary Center in Windsor. 
Cases have ONLY come from this one kennel. 

One dog has died. Dogs have presented with fever, pneumonia, epistaxis. Tests to this point have been negative for canine influenza virus. Other tests are pending.
No other veterinary hospitals are treating cases, to our knowledge and cases seem to be isolated to one facility. 

This is contrary to radio reports today saying there is an "outbreak" of canine influenza virus and that "several" veterinary hospitals are treating cases.  The state veterinarian has been advised of the situation and is investigating as well.