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Dog deaths in Ohio

I'm going to copy this in from another forum. I hope the original poster won't mind!

URGENT UPDATE, DEADLY VIRUS IN OHIO
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Dr Forshey, the Ohio State veterinarian, confirmed that they are working on identifying the cause of death in several dogs. They suspect that it is a virus, possible Circo virus. This virus has not been found in dogs before. (It is commonly found commonly in pigs.)

They have sent tissue samples to UC Davis, which is the only lab that can identify the virus. Ohio State has already ruled out common causes like salmonella, parvovirus, campylobacter, hemorrhagic gastroenteritis (HGE).

He thinks they will have it figured out by Monday and will have a national news release. Ohio is the only state seeing it so far.

The important thing is that dog owners need to get their dog to the vet ASAP at the first sign of vomiting and bloody diarrhea. Dr Forshey indicated that most of the dogs are surviving if treated early. There is, of course, no vaccine available.

Please share this information to your own Facebook feed so we can reach as many dog owners as possible.
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Here is a link to the article on the Ohio Department of Agriculture site:
http://www.agri.ohio...onitor Dogs.pdf
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That's scary!!

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I can't get the link to open.

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Try this:
Here is a link to the article on the Ohio Department of Agriculture site:
<http://www.agri.ohio.gov/public_docs...%20Monitor%20D ogs.pdf>

Still doesn't work. Go to topic posted by Karen Titled, "Warning!!! New Virus".

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Sorry about the link. I'll paste in below what you get when you go to the link. Just imagine it on official state stationary, which it is on the web.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STATE AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT URGES OWNERS TO MONITOR DOGS

Undetermined Illness in Several Dogs in Southwest Ohio

REYNOLDSBURG, OH (Aug. 16, 2013) – Following reports of several pet deaths in the Norwood area, the Ohio Department of Agriculture today is urging owners to closely monitor their dogs for signs of illness. Affected dogs suffered from severe bloody diarrhea and vomiting. Owners should observe their dogs and contact a veterinarian immediately if they show similar symptoms.
At this time, laboratory test results are still pending and the cause of the deaths has not yet been determined.
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Media Contact:
Erica Hawkins, Communication Director, Ohio Department of Agriculture, 614-752-9817
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Oh my goodness, that's sscary!!!


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Looking into it further, I see there are some canine deaths in Cincinnati as well that are being tested for the same virus. I looked into it at CDC; this virus was first identified n dogs last year, in California. This is the second reported outbreak.

I talked to 2 vets today about it - both had heard about it, which was good to hear.
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