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Dog Flu Spreads Worry Nationwide
ABC News ^ | 9/27/05

Posted on 10/10/2005 12:31:21 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel

A newly discovered virus has killed dogs in at least seven states, and veterinarians, kennel operators and pet owners are concerned because researchers say there is no vaccine and dogs do not have immunity to the new flu.

Dr. Cynda Crawford, an immunologist at the University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine, said in an audio interview posted on the university Web site that the disease is only deadly in rare cases — about 10 percent in puppies and old dogs — but is of concern because it is spreading rapidly.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals; Science
KEYWORDS: canine; dog; doggieping; flu; illness; pet; sickness; veterinary
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Unsure if this topic has come up on FR (cannot find anything), so if not, I thought FR pet lovers would be interested to know about this.
1 posted on 10/10/2005 12:31:26 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel
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To: HairOfTheDog

ping for Doggie Ping list!


2 posted on 10/10/2005 12:31:59 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Interesting that in the first recent bird flu outbreak in Turkey...the government culled the birds and also ordered that all village dogs be shot. What is it that the CDC is not telling us?
3 posted on 10/10/2005 12:42:45 PM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I think another article was posted recently, but it's good to have it posted for all of us with dogs. Why did the author mention the seven states it has been found in, then neglect to mention which states those are? I don't remember them from the previous article.


4 posted on 10/10/2005 12:42:56 PM PDT by kenth (There were only a few thousand hippies marching, but it smelled like half a million.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel; Flyer; technochick99; sinkspur; annyokie; Scott from the Left Coast; 88keys; ...
Unsure if this topic has come up on FR (cannot find anything), so if not, I thought FR pet lovers would be interested to know about this.

We have had it come up before, and I've Doggipinged it... but it's apparently going to be a topic we discuss more than once.

Previous post: A New Deadly, Contagious Dog Flu Virus Is Detected in 7 States

Ping!


Other articles with keyword "DOGGIEPING" since 12/29/04

5 posted on 10/10/2005 12:44:04 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: HairOfTheDog

George Bush doesn't care about dogs or dog owners! (grin)

I keep my dog on a tether in the park because that's the law. But it's hard to keep him from getting his mouth or paws on areas where other dogs have relieved themselves. :(

Btw, I always put a bandana with American flags on him. :)


6 posted on 10/10/2005 12:54:17 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Does anyone have any first-hand knowledge of this?


7 posted on 10/10/2005 12:54:30 PM PDT by pa mom
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To: TNCMAXQ

Well, the good news is, it's not a deadly flu for most healthy dogs that get it... It's just a flu, and like us, most just feel real lousy for awhile then recover.


8 posted on 10/10/2005 12:58:15 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: kenth

Exactly - I wondered that too.


9 posted on 10/10/2005 1:02:04 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Thanks. FR is not great for lots of things, frankly, including searching old stuff. I tried "dog flu", "canine flu", flu, etc, before giving up. Didn't perfectly match key words, obviously.


10 posted on 10/10/2005 1:04:15 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Do not use/repeat MSM on 'professional grade' news. This is merely MSM hyperbolic hysteria. Try this for Monitoring Emerging Diseases - Pro-MED, with no mention of a 'new' doggy flu. http://www.promedmail.org/pls/promed/f?p=2400:1000


11 posted on 10/10/2005 1:30:44 PM PDT by dhuffman@awod.com (The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.)
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To: HairOfTheDog; AnAmericanMother

Thanks for the ping! We were planning to attend a Basset Hound Rescue Picnic but not with this spreading around the country.

12 posted on 10/10/2005 1:38:54 PM PDT by NYer (ôSocialism is the religion people get when they lose their religion")
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To: the OlLine Rebel

lets keep this thread going. As the owner of two pups that run a LOT outside in the woods I want to know as much as I can.. thanks so much for the thread Rebel!


13 posted on 10/10/2005 1:46:49 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your s God is!)
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To: codyjacksmom

This is what I was talking to you about. Not sure if Illinois is one of the states. Maybe we should look into this!


14 posted on 10/10/2005 1:58:22 PM PDT by laceybrookesdad (A half truth is a whole lie!)
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To: pa mom

There was a thread in the last couple of weeks saying it mainly involved racing Greyhounds. That's about all I remember.


15 posted on 10/10/2005 1:59:10 PM PDT by wolfcreek
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To: laceybrookesdad

Yeah, something to definitely look into...I sure don't want our babies sick!!!


16 posted on 10/10/2005 2:01:52 PM PDT by codyjacksmom (I've gone out to find myself... if I get back before I return, please keep me here!!!)
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To: StoneColdGOP

I guess Petunia won't be going to the dogpark anytime soon.


17 posted on 10/10/2005 2:12:43 PM PDT by Bella_Bru
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To: pa mom

Well my spoiled little critter occasionally goes to doggy day care (and loves it). I called my vet last Friday to ask if there were any cases in our state yet, if so day care is gonna have to be a thing of the past.

the answer from the vet was that so far in WA state no cases they were aware of...closest state they knew to have the problem was AZ.


18 posted on 10/10/2005 2:13:25 PM PDT by not_apathetic_anymore
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Thanks for posting- here's what I have on this:

  National Geographic:
New Dog Flu Spreads in U.S., But Death Rate Is Low
 
 Mysterious Illness Striking Dogs Around U.S.
 
 A New Deadly, Contagious Dog Flu Virus Is Detected in 7 States
 
 
 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1453571/posts?q=1&&page=247#247
 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A strain of the flu is spreading across Florida -- but this form of influenza attacks dogs, not people.
 
 
Go to the "last" and work back for all the disease news:
 Strange new disease outbreaks

19 posted on 10/10/2005 3:19:28 PM PDT by backhoe (Has that Clinton "Legacy" made *you* feel safer, yet?)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Thanks for the ping, this is the first I've read about this!Things are getting scary everywhere!


20 posted on 10/10/2005 8:23:56 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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