April 15, 2007


 Three AVMA backgrounders updated

Posted April 1, 2007

Updated AVMA backgrounders on canine influenza, brucellosis, and foot-and-mouth disease are now available by visiting the AVMA Web site, www.avma.org, and clicking on Backgrounders under the Reference bar.

The canine influenza backgrounder provides updated information on areas of the country in which the virus has become endemic. The designated status of certain states was updated in the brucellosis backgrounder. And the FMD backgrounder now includes information provided by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) on the status of the disease in certain countries.

Each backgrounder provides information on causative agent, natural distribution, clinical signs, diagnosis, reatment, prevention, and control.