Small animal disease surveillance: respiratory disease
Sánchez-Vizcaíno, Fernando and Daly, Janet M. and Jones, Philip H. and Dawson, Susan and Gaskell, Rosalind and Menacere, Tarek and Heayns, Bethaney and Wardeh, Maya and Newman, Jenny and Everitt, Sally and Day, Michael J. and McConnell, Katie and Noble, Peter J.M. and Radford, Alan D. (2016) Small animal disease surveillance: respiratory disease. Veterinary Record, 178 (15). pp. 361-364. ISSN 0042-4900
Official URL: http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/178/15/361.full?sid=f7e1a8ae-7bcf-4c3a-9227-b0eea69a19b9
This second Small Animal Disease Surveillance report focuses on syndromic surveillance of i) respiratory disease in veterinary practice and ii) feline calicivirus (FCV) based on laboratory diagnosis, in a large veterinary-visiting pet population of the UK between January 2014 and December 2015. Presentation for respiratory disease comprised 1.7%, 2.3% and 2.5% of canine, feline and rabbit consultations, respectively. In dogs, the most frequent respiratory sign reported was coughing (71.1% of consultations), whilst in cats it was sneezing (42.6%). Cats had a higher number of geographical regions at high relative risk for respiratory disease compared with dogs in England and Wales. The mean percentage of samples testing positive for FCV was 30.1% (95% CI: 28.2–32.2%) in the year 2014 and 27.9% (95% CI: 26.2–29.7%) in 2015. January was the month with the highest percentage of FCV positive samples in both years. The report also gives an update on influenza A virus in dogs and cats. Finally, in its section about topical developments in companion animal infection worldwide, the report briefly reminds us of the zoonotic potential of leptospirosis.
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