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Canine disease
Prolific vomiting in dogs
  1. David A Singleton,
  2. PJ Noble,
  3. Alan D Radford,
  4. Beth Brant,
  5. Gina L Pinchbeck,
  6. Danielle Greenberg,
  7. Charlotte Appleton,
  8. Chris Jewell,
  9. Richard Newton,
  10. Carmen Tamayo Cuartero and
  11. Fernando Sánchez-Vizcaíno
  1. University of Liverpool, Institutes of Infection and Global Health and Veterinary Science, Leahurst Campus, Chester High Road, Neston, Wirral CH64 7TE
  2. The Liverpool Vets, 11 Cleveland Square, Liverpool L1 5BE
  3. CHICAS, Furness College, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YG
  4. Animal Health Trust, Lanwades Park, Kentford, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 7UU
  5. Bristol Veterinary School, University of Bristol, Churchill Building, Langford Campus, Bristol BS40 5DU

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Vomiting is a frequent reason why dogs are brought to the veterinary practice, and it is often mild and self-limiting.1 However, recently the Small Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network (SAVSNET) has become aware of reports from veterinary surgeons of acute-onset prolific vomiting in dogs in various parts of the UK. We are working to investigate this potential outbreak.

Affected dogs are described as vomiting prolifically (five or more episodes in a 12-hour …

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