Vet Alert - Kennel Cough

Vet Alert - Kennel Cough

09/08/2017
Welfare News

Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) would like to alert industry participants about a number of new cases of kennel cough in NSW that have been reported in recent weeks.

This week alone, three greyhounds have been scratched from races due to suspected kennel cough.

Areas where kennel cough has recently been reported are:

- Thirlmere
- Vineyards
- Box Hill 
- Londonderry
- Temora
- Wagga Wagga
- Harden
- Berkley
- Broken Hill

A spike in kennel cough has also been reported in Victoria, including the GAP facility in Seymour which has led to that closing until further notice. 

GRNSW would like to remind industry participants to remain vigilant against kennel cough. Symptoms include a runny nose, sneezing and a dry, hacking cough.

Participants who suspect a greyhound of having kennel cough should immediately isolate the greyhound, disinfect their kennels, and contact their veterinarian for advice on treatment and vaccination.

Individual resistance to the disease can be maximised by maintaining a regular program of C5 vaccinations in all dogs, from the time of their puppy through to adulthood.

Suspected and confirmed cases of kennel cough should be reported to the GRNSW Veterinary Unit via email at vets@grnsw.com.au.