vintage-kennel-club-dogsHot off the presses in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) is a guidance document aimed at reducing infectious disease risks in a variety of canine group settings. The paper, Risk reduction and management strategies to prevent transmission of infectious disease among dogs at dog shows, sporting events, and other canine group settings (Stull et al, J Am Vet Med Assoc 2016) discusses a variety of issues, risks and recommendations. While we can never eliminate infectious disease risks, a lot of practical measures can be taken to lessen the risk, while still allowing for normal operation of a show, meet, kennel or similar event. The document can be downloaded by clicking the title above or directly through the JAVMA website.