Distemper Outbreak Hits Levy County
"Distemper is a respiratory viral disease spread through secretions such as nose or eyes discharge," said UF Veterinary Professor Cynda Crawford. "The first respiratory symptoms can progress to pneumonia and seizures."
Director of Levy County Animal Services David Weatherford said residents need to make sure that their dogs get vaccinated.
Crawford said its especially important to vaccinate puppies and younger dogs as they are the most susceptible to contracting the disease.
A low cost Vaccine Clinic will be held at the Levy County Animal Shelter, which is located at 12055 NE 69th Lane in Bronson on Saturday August 16th.
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