Animal Health Update: Special Edition - Canine Influenza


Animal Health Update:
Special Edition - Canine Influenza

Canine Influenza Update:
Cases of H3N2

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There have been confirmed canine cases of H3N2 in six states associated with movement between American Kennel Club dog shows: Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Texas, North Carolina, and Louisiana. There is a concern the outbreak will continue. Because Michigan is on the list of states that have dog shows scheduled in June, clients with at-risk dogs should be encouraged to vaccinate.

Canine influenza is on Michigan’s reportable disease list, meaning veterinarians and diagnostic labs across the state must notify the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development if they suspect canine influenza or have a positive test. If you suspect a dog may have canine influenza, you should report it to MDARD at 800-292-3939, or for after-hours, 517-373-0440. MDARD is prepared to assist animal shelters with initial testing.

As of June 8, MDARD has had six cases of canine influenza reported for 2017. These cases were in three counties: Oakland (three), St. Joseph (two), and Wayne (one). Additionally, in 2016, three cases of canine influenza in dogs were reported in 2016. To date, these cases in Michigan have not been associated with AKC shows. 

As a reminder, requirements to import animals, including dogs, into the state of Michigan can be found at

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