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Respiratory disease in the dog in the shelter environment

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Abstract

Canine infectious respiratory disease (CIRD), commonly referred to as kennel cough, is a highly contagious respiratory infection in dogs that is frequently seen in shelters and which is prevalent worldwide. This chapter covers: pathogenesis, history taking, presentation and clinical signs, treatment, prevention and approach to an outbreak. Rehoming a coughing dog.

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14.3 Direct contact between a naive dog and an infected dog can result in the transmission of disease. (© Battersea Dogs and Cats Home)
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14.4 Infected animals should be isolated to prevent the spread of disease. They should be carefully observed and treatment administered as required. (© Battersea Dogs and Cats Home)
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14.5 Toys, such as this ball, make effective fomites for disease transmission and should not be shared between dogs wherever possible. All toys should be cleaned and disinfected after use. (© Battersea Dogs and Cats Home)
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14.6 Stainless steel food and water bowls should be used in shelters as they are easier to effectively clean and disinfect compared with plastic utensils. (© Battersea Dogs and Cats Home)
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14.7 A simple colour-coding system can be used to identify infected and non-infected animals. In this case, the disposable green collar indicates that the animal is free from disease. (© Battersea Dogs and Cats Home)
Image of Flowchart suggesting a system for triage of coughing dogs.
Flowchart suggesting a system for triage of coughing dogs. Flowchart suggesting a system for triage of coughing dogs.
Image of Purulent nasal discharge may be an indication to treat a coughing dog with antimicrobials. (© Jenny Stavisky)
Purulent nasal discharge may be an indication to treat a coughing dog with antimicrobials. (© Jenny Stavisky) Purulent nasal discharge may be an indication to treat a coughing dog with antimicrobials. (© Jenny Stavisky)

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