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Monday, June 19, 2017

Dog influenza
The Tennessee state veterinarian is advising dog owners to monitor their pets due to reports of canine influenza in East Tennessee. The UT College of Veterinary Medicine recently confirmed detection of canine influenza (CI) in four dogs. Three of the dogs had recently attended a dog show in Georgia. Canine influenza-or dog flu-is a highly contagious viral infection. It is spread among dogs via direct contact. People who handle infected dogs may also transmit the virus to healthy dogs. This virus can affect cats, however there is no evidence that the strains of CI detected in the U.S. have caused illness in humans. "We encourage dog owners across the state to keep a close eye on their pets' health, especially if they have co-mingled with other dogs or participated in dog shows," says State Veterinarian Charles Hatcher. Symptoms of canine influenza may include a persistent cough, discharge from the nose or eyes, sneezing, lethargy, loss of appetite and/or fever. If you suspect your dog may be ill, contact your veterinarian immediately. There is a vaccine for the illness. The state veterinarian offers these tips: Dr. Hatcher recommends the following safety tips; * Make sure your dog is up-to-date on all appropriate vaccinations. * Wash your hands after contact with any dog. * Avoid co-mingling dogs. * Do not share equipment or toys between dogs. * Immediately isolate any dog that shows signs of illness and contact your veterinarian.


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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

  • Clarification
  • Finance Committee considers sheriff's budget
  • Newport Utilities Board
  • Update on Gatlinburg wildfires

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

  • Funding for animal shelter tentatively approved.
  • Tressler arrest
  • Senate bill bad for Tennessee hospitals
  • Weekend activities in Parrottsville and Cosby
  • First Saturday

    Monday, June 26, 2017

  • Ramsey ruling overturned by Appeals panel
  • Terry Fine arrest
  • Rodriguez arrest
  • Tax changes come on Saturday
  • Gas prices take a dip

    Saturday, June 24, 2017

  • Parrottsville to receive low-interest loan
  • Food and housing grant for Cocke County
  • May jobless numbers
  • Haslam to make job recruitment trip
  • TWRA on wildlife

    Friday, June 23, 2017

  • Healthcare bill
  • Monument vandalism
  • Brandt charged with aggravated assault
  • Nease charged with attempted jail escape
  • Newport couple charged with child abuse or neglect
  • Cocke County Corrections Partnership
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