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Los Angeles County Veterinary Public Health
Summary of Select Reported Animal Diseases - Los Angeles County - January 1, 2021 - July 27, 2021
Report Animal Bites & Animal Diseases 213-288-7060 vet@ph.lacounty.gov
Disease
Anaplasmosis
Borreliosis
Coccidioidomycosis
Distemper
Ehrlichiosis
Heartworm
Leptospirosis
Psittacosis
Rabies
Strangles
West Nile Virus
Species
Dog
Dog
Dog
Multiple Species - 22 (canine); 238 (raccoon); 5 (skunk); 13 (fox)
Dog
Dog - 2 (SoCal-acquired); 19 (Imported into SoCal); 4 (Unknown exposure)
Dog
Bird
Bat
Horse
Birds
Number of Reported Cases
5
26
12
278 total, includes suspected cases
12
25 total
34
2
21
5
12
Monthly Spotlight - Leptospirosis / Over the last month, there has been a large increase in reported confirmed and suspect canine leptospirosis cases in LA County. Most of
the affected dogs either live in or had exposures in locations on the west side of the county or the San Fernando Valley. A number of dogs may have been exposed at a boarding
facility in Santa Monica. Some dogs may have been exposed at dog parks or beaches. To date, several cases have required hospitalization and extensive care. Although some of these
dogs have confirmed positive on either serology or PCR testing of blood and/or urine, the causative Leptospira species or serovar(s) involved are currently not known.
Prevent the spread of leptospirosis
* Leptospirosis is zoonotic. Keep staff safe with PPE, and proper disinfecition. Owners of dogs with leptospirosis should avoid contact between the owner's bare skin and
their dog's urine, and always use gloves when cleaning pet waste, including urine decontamination .
* Vaccinate dogs for leptospirosis (four-serovar vaccine) especially those boarding in kennels, in congregate settings (daycare, training), or with active outdoor lifestyles.
Dogs are often exposed in or near the dog's home environment, such as backyard water bowls, fountains, and ponds contaminated by wildlife. Infected and recovered
dogs, rodents and wildlife can all act as a source of infection.
* Educate clients on wildlife control. Do not attract wildlife near the home. Keep bushes and shrubbery trimmed. Close off outdoor crawl spaces. Do not leave the pet's
food and water outside at night. If a rodent infestation is suspected, consult an exterminator.
In LA County, leptospirosis is reportable to Veterinary Public Health. For more information on reporting please visit http://publichealth.
lacounty.gov/vet/Forms.htm. For leptospirosis data in animals in LA County, please visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/vet/Leptospirosis.htm
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Pulse - September 2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pulse - September 2021

Pulse - September 2021
Chapter Meetings & Calendar
President’s Perspective
Pulsepoints
SCVMA Profile
How Veterinary Managers’ Jobs Differ
Practical Pathology
Medical Leeway
UC Davis Update
Tools for Success
Angel Fund
Dear Tabby
The RVT
Industry Insights
Quick Reference
AVMA Diplomates
Digital Photography for Veterinarians
Resources
Disease Table
From the SCVMA Office
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Pulse - September 2021 - Chapter Meetings & Calendar
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Pulse - September 2021 - UC Davis Update
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Pulse - September 2021 - Angel Fund
Pulse - September 2021 - Dear Tabby
Pulse - September 2021 - The RVT
Pulse - September 2021 - Industry Insights
Pulse - September 2021 - Quick Reference
Pulse - September 2021 - AVMA Diplomates
Pulse - September 2021 - Digital Photography for Veterinarians
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