State concerned about disease hitting dogs

Nov 27, 2013

LANSING, MI (AP)--   State officials say they've had three investigations into a bacterial disease that affects dogs in Michigan during the past four months. 


The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and State Veterinarian Dr. James Averill on Tuesday issued an update about Canine Brucellosis in dogs. They say the cases were investigated in Montcalm, Calhoun, and Mackinac counties.

State officials are encouraging anyone who suspects their dog is infected to get the animal tested. The disease is transmissible to humans.

The Montcalm County case involves an occasional dog breeder with six dogs, including Boston terriers, pugs, and French bulldogs. The Mackinac County case involves dogs brought to the state in in 2011. The Calhoun County case involves a dog breeder with 14 breeding dogs.