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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-14-2008, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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Canine Brucellosis

It's in the news today that this is in Michigan. Here is a notice from the MI Dept. of Agriculture
The Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) received confirmation of canine brucellosis (CB) in five Michigan breeding kennels that sold small, mixed breed, and pure bred dogs in Michigan. The Missaukee, Osceola, Wexford, and Van Buren county kennels have been quarantined and MDA is in the process of notifying purchasers.

Canine brucellosis is a contagious bacterial disease that causes abortions, death of puppies shortly after birth, and chronic health problems in older dogs. Canine brucellosis is a reportable disease and an emerging concern in dog breeding facilities and “puppy mills” in Michigan. There is no vaccine for the disease and no long-term cure. Antibiotics will control the infection and spaying dogs will minimize the risk of transmission to almost zero.

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I don't know for sure, but I don't think this is a problem for pets. Most people I know who are breeding will do a brucella/brucellosis test on their dogs before breeding because it is so contagious.

I was surprised when we were up in Montana (Yellowstone) last month to find out that brucellosis is becoming a huge problem in cattle & bison up there. It was all over the news.
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I think I remember reading about this, it was also found in a couple of dogs in Indiana?

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