Retrospective evaluation of the seasonality of canine tetanus in England (2006–2017): 49 dogs

Daria Starybrat, Jamie M. Burkitt-Creedon, Jennifer Ellis, Karen Humm

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the seasonality of canine tetanus in England. Methods: Medical records of a single referral hospital in England were reviewed. Dogs diagnosed with localized or generalized tetanus between January 2006 and June 2017 were studied. Results: Forty-nine cases were included. The prevalence of tetanus in England was significantly higher in the winter when compared with the summer (P = 0.002) and autumn (P = 0.024), with the highest number of cases recorded in February. Conclusions: The prevalence of canine tetanus in England was significantly higher in winter months, especially in February.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)541-544
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2021

Keywords

  • canine tetanus
  • Clostridium tetani
  • seasons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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