Canine Influenza in Ontario
Yesterday, it was announced that canine influenza had been verified in Ontario (see details here). If you are looking for testing, the Animal Health Lab offers the recommended PCR test (test name: Influenza A virus, matrix - PCR, test code: inflpcr, turn around time: 1-5 d). We recommend submitting your samples in either virus transport medium, or in a red top tube with a small amount of saline to keep the swab moist. Be sure to follow the Ontario Animal Health Network on Facebook or Twitter for more updates as we have them available.