2016 December - Brucellosis in dogs in NSW

Brucella suis has been detected in dogs from northern NSW and veterinarians should remain alert to the possibility of this disease in NSW and that infected dogs are a potential source of infection.

You should consider brucellosis as a differential diagnosis in dogs used for pig hunting, dogs bred for pig hunting or dogs fed raw pig meat.

The DPI has put together information sheets for clients as well as guidelines for veterinarians. These are found at www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/content/biosecurity/animal/humans/brucellosis-in-dogs/brucellosis-in-dogs-vets