Should I care about leptospirosis?

Meeting Date (All Meetings start at 7:30 PM): 
Dr. Pedro Diniz of Western U CVM

Leptospirosis is a significant infectious disease in dogs in most of the USA, but how about in California? Leptospirosis in dogs is associated with mortality and high hospitalization costs. In the last years, new diagnostic tests have been introduced in the market but the interpretation of results may be confusing. This talk will provide an update on the epidemiology, risk factors, as well as diagnostic methods and vaccination strategy.

Dr. Pedro Diniz is an Associate Professor in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) College of Veterinary Medicine. He is specialized in zoonotic vector-borne diseases in companion animals. Dr. Diniz obtained the DVM degree and PhD in Clinical Sciences from the São Paulo State University (UNESP) in Brazil, and for three years was a postdoctoral research fellow at North Carolina State University at Dr. Breitschwerdt’s lab. Dr. Diniz joined WesternU in 2009 and has published over 50 manuscripts on Vector-Borne Diseases or Internal Medicine, being cited over 1600 times. An updated list of publications is available at

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Meal #1: (steak) - Slow Roast Tri Tip with Demi Sauce Served with Oven Roasted Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables
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Meal #3: (fish) - Grilled Atlantic Salmon with Lemon Lavender Basil Cream Sauce Served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables
Meal #4: (veggie) - Vegetable Wellington Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Roasted Peppers, Mushrooms and Mozzarella Served in a Puff Pastry
Meal #5: (vegan) - Same as Meal #4

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