Small animal disease surveillance: respiratory disease 2017

Elena Arsevska, Simon L Priestnall, David A Singleton, Philip H Jones, Steven Smyth, Bethaney Brant, Susan Dawson, Fernando Sánchez-Vizcaíno, Peter J M Noble, Alan D Radford

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• Presentation for respiratory (RD) disease comprised 1.3 per cent of cat, 1.1 per cent of dog, and 1.3 per cent of rabbit consultations, from January to December 2017.

• Sneezing was the most frequent respiratory sign reported in cats (45.2 per cent); in dogs it was coughing (71.7 per cent).

• Canine respiratory coronavirus (CRCoV) was identified in 43 samples from dogs, the highest percentage testing positive in autumn and winter, with a peak in September (5.6 per cent of positive samples).

• From 2010 to 2017, there were 197 laboratory samples from which Streptococcus equi subs. zooepidemicus was cultured, 22 from cats, 144 from dogs and 31 from Guinea Pigs. Of the 136 canine samples for which anatomical sampling location was known, 75 (55.1 per cent) were from the respiratory tract (nose, trachea or oropharynx).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-373
Number of pages5
JournalVeterinary Record
Issue number13
Early online date29 Mar 2018
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018


  • small animal
  • disease surveillance
  • respiratory disease
  • canine respiratory coronavirus
  • Streptococcus equi subs
  • zooepidemicus


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