Canine Diseases and Resources

Dogs have been known for years as "man's best friend" and can be excellent companions for families and single people alike. Working dogs assist the blind, are part of search and rescue teams, and support police departments. There are more than 400 different dog breeds, varying in size and shape. The Mastiff (28-30 inches, 175 to 190 pounds) and Saint Bernard (24 to 28 inches, 110-200 pounds) are the heaviest breeds. The Chihuahua (6 to 9 inches, 6 pounds) is the smallest and the Irish Wolfhound (28 to 35 inches at the shoulders) is the tallest breed. In the U.S., the top five breeds are Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Beagles, and Dachshunds. The diseases listed here are some of most important transboundary diseases that affect dogs. Some of these are zoonotic.

Canine Diseases

Acariasis
African Horse Sickness
Amblyomma variegatum
Anthrax
Aujeszky’s Disease
Avian Influenza
Baylisascariasis
Boophilus microplus
Botulism
Brucella abortus
Brucella canis
Brucellosis
Campylobacteriosis
Canine Influenza
Chagas (Trypanosomiasis-American)
Chlamydiosis (Mammalian)
Coccidioidomycosis
Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever
Cryptococcosis
Cryptosporidiosis
Dermatophytosis
Echinococcosis
Ehrlichiosis
Giardiasis
Glanders
Hippobosca longipennis

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Resources and Information

Resources and Diseases by Species

Aquatic Animals Bovine
Canine Cervids
Equine Feline
Humans Non-Poultry Birds
Pocket Pets Poultry
Small Ruminants Swine