By Selena Masson, Shooting Times
Thursday, 03 January 2008
Vets are reporting a significant increase in the number of working dogs affected by kennel cough.
According to Matt Brash, TV Zoo vet and chief vet and owner of Battle Flatts Veterinary Clinic, in Pocklington, Yorkshire, there has been a marked rise in cases over the past few weeks. The highly infectious cough, which is easily prevented with an annual vaccination, can put a working dog out of action for several weeks.
As part of National Vaccination Month in March, he is calling for dog owners to take precautions to ensure their dogs are vaccinated. Kennel cough has become an increasing problem with the gathering of large numbers of working dogs either picking-up or beating, all spreading the
disease among each other.
The rest of this article appears in 3 January issue of Shooting Times.
For more information visit the Vaccination month website.
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