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CANINE DISTEMPER

We wanted to make you aware of the recent outbreak of canine distemper virus in Central New York. Several cases have been confirmed at Helping Hounds Dog Rescue, and they have temporarily suspended adoptions and acceptance of new dogs. We are fielding calls from ...

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LEPTOSPIROSIS

We wanted to alert you regarding the increased number of patients with acute Leptospirosis we have been seeing over the past 6 months.  With the advent of IDEXX’s ELISAs and PCRs, we have been able to diagnose and treat these patients earlier than ever.  Many of these patients did not fit the “typical”...

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Give the Use of Hydrogen Peroxide for decontamination a second thought

I am sure your front desk receives multiple calls weekly about one of your patients ingesting an item that may either be toxic or which can potentially cause an obstruction.  Often the owners’ are instructed to administer hydrogen peroxide to induce emesis.  How do we know that this is a safe recommendation?  Is there a better option? 

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Parvo and Panleukopenia?

There has been a recent increase in canine Parvoviral enteritis cases presenting to the VMC.  This seasonality and quantity has not changed, but we have been obtaining false negative point-of-care Parvo SNAP tests.  We are gathering data to present to IDEXX to discuss this matter, but in the meantime we want you to be aware of this issue.  

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