canine disease meaning
Diseases of the domestic dog (Canis familiaris). This term does not include diseases of wild dogs,WOLVES; FOXES; and other Canidae for which the heading CARNIVORA is used.
- Since 1989, scientists have identified and characterized 21 specific canine disease genes, half of them since 1996, and markers have been found for others, according to Patterson.
- Although most dogs can easily tolerate the strain of leptospirosis that has traditionally been a canine disease, strains that " jump " from wild animals such as rats, mice and raccoons can be deadly.