Three additional cases of canine brucellosis confirmed

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship State Veterinarian Dr. Jeff Kaisand has confirmed three additional cases of Canine Brucellosis originating from Double G Kennels, which also operates as, in Marion Co., Iowa. The cases were discovered after owners heard the initial report of Canine Brucellosis following a dispersal sale held on May 4, and took their animals to their veterinarians for testing. The dogs were not showing clinical signs of Canine Brucellosis.

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship recommends that any owner who purchased a small dog from Double G Kennels or consult with a licensed veterinarian to determine if their animals should be tested. Positive Canine Brucellosis cases must be reported to the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Animal Industry Bureau.

Brucellosis a zoonotic bacterial disease, meaning an infected animal can transmit it to humans and other animals through contaminated bodily fluids. The threat to most pet owners is considered very low. Human health questions should be addressed with a physician or the Iowa Department of Public Health.

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