See and hear what other pet care professionals have to say about canine influenza.
Video series: The impact of CIV on pet care facilities
In spring 2012, pet care facility owners and veterinarians participated in a roundtable discussion about the devastating CIV outbreaks they experienced, why they recommend CIV vaccination for their clients´ dogs, and how to implement a CIV requirement.
The roundtable was the subject of the following video series:Part 1: What makes CIV so dangerous
Part 2: What to expect if an outbreak strikes
Part 3: Managing outbreaks
Part 4: Client communication about CIV
Part 5: Implementing a canine influenza vaccination requirement
Pet Care Facilities Teleconference
In June 2011, a special teleconference brought together boarding facility directors from 10 geographically diverse states to learn more about canine influenza and the importance of vaccination from a panel of their peers.
What they learned increased their awareness of the risk that canine influenza posed to their clients and their facilities.
Before the teleconference: 17% of participants required canine influenza vaccination for their canine clients.
After the teleconference: 64% of participants said they intended to require or recommend canine influenza vaccination before allowing a dog to board with them.
Survey on vaccination requirements
A survey of 127 pet care facilities covering all regions nationwide indicates that facilities are increasingly aware of canine influenza and are taking steps against it.3
- 78.0% train staff to identify canine influenza virus (CIV)
- 22.8% said they might have seen CIV
- 2.4% reported confirmed CIV cases
- 25.9% of facilities require CIV vaccination
- 22.3% can't require CIV vaccination due to local unavailability*
- 43.3% of the pet care facilities' local vets offer CIV vaccine
* Nobivac® Canine Flu H3N8 and Canine Influenza Vaccine H3N2 are available to all licensed veterinarians in the US.