Erin Lashnits, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine
This course will provide an introduction to the zoonotic diseases that can be carried and transmitted by pet dogs, as well as an introduction to diseases that may be imported during international dog adoption. The role of dogs as sentinels and clinical models for zoonotic diseases will be covered. Finally an overview of disease prevention methods will be presented.
- List and describe common zoonotic diseases carried and transmitted by pet dogs
- List and describe high-risk diseases that may be imported during international dog adoption
- Explain how dogs serve as sentinels for disease exposure in humans
- Recommend steps that people can take to prevent zoonotic disease exposure or introduction from pet dogs
This session, Zoonotic diseases and pet dogs, is approved for 0.75 enduring AAFP Prescribed credits.
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.
The AAFP has reviewed One Health Medical Education for a Changing Climate, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 01/02/2023 to 01/01/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Evidence-based bibliography for further study
Healthy Pets, Healthy People. CDC. Available at https://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/index.html
Weese, S. Worms & Germs Blog. Available at https://www.wormsandgermsblog.com
Companion Animal Parasite Council. CAPC Guidelines. Available at https://capcvet.org/guidelines/
AVMA. Dog Bite Prevention. Available at https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/pet-owners/dog-bite-prevention
Santos et al. Canine Brucellosis: An Update. Frontiers in Vet Sci 2021.
Rocha et al. A global perspective on non-autochthonous canine and feline Leishmania infection and leishmaniosis in the 21st century. Acta Tropica 2023.7. Bowser & Anderson. Dogs (Canis familiaris) as sentinels for human infectious disease and application to Canadian populations: A systematic review. Vet Sci 2018.