Canine Influenza

About the Course:
This course is designed to provide veterinarians with information on the historical background and epidemiology of canine influenza, as well as practical information related to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. With this information, veterinarians will be more prepared for canine influenza outbreaks in their community, and also more prepared to educate dog-owning clients and address their concerns.
Learning objectives:
  • Discuss the background and history of the two canine influenza viruses in the United States, including when each strain was initially observed and each strain’s suspected method of introduction into the canine population. 
  • Give examples of how canine influenza may be spread among a group of dogs in a high-risk environment
  • Compare methods of testing and treatment approaches.