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Indiana Animal Health Board warns of canine influenza


August 23, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana State Board of Animal Health says dog owners should be watchful for signs of canine influenza.

The board says a handful of cases have been reported in Indiana while other states have experienced significantly more.

Canine influenza is highly contagious and dogs can become infected by inhaling airborne respiratory secretions or making contact with nasal discharge from infected dogs.

Veterinarian Dr. Sandy Norman Normal says healthy dogs, if exposed, will likely become ill but recover. However, very old, very young and immuno-suppressed canines are at higher...

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