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Canine health
Risk of re-emergence of canine distemper
  1. Mike Davies
  1. School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Sutton Bonington, Leicestershire LE12 5RD
  1. email: michael.davies{at}

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I AM writing to alert colleagues to the risk of the possible re-emergence of canine distemper virus in the UK. In recent years there has been a noticeable decrease in the frequency of vaccination of dogs against this and other serious diseases, and during my screening of geriatric dogs many owners report that they have stopped giving booster vaccinations because of unfounded concerns about the risks …

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