Best practices published for mitigating spread of canine flu

Merck Animal Health expands educational initiatives to include best practices pet businesses can use to help prevent highly contagious canine influenza and what to do if it does spread.

When an outbreak of canine influenza H3N2 hit several large metropolitan areas in 2015 and 2016, thousands of pets were affected, as were a number of the pet businesses.

Some of the affected facilities, such as shelters, kennels, groomers and day cares, were forced to close for weeks. Costs to treat animals and clear the virus from the facilities skyrocketed, and businesses suffered lost revenue as the industry worked to understand the virus and how to stop its rapid spread. Within ni

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