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Dr. McCreary: Hunt County Seeing Big Spike In Distemper

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Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab
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Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, says she is seeing a major increase in distemper in dogs.  Dr. McCreary estimates the number of distemper cases has perhaps doubled in the past couple of years.  She said distemper was almost considered a thing of the past when she was in vet school, but it has returned in this area because too many people do not vaccinate their pets.  Dr. McCreary says the disease is almost always fatal.

John Mark Dempsey is the host of the public interest program The Blacklands Café from KETR News. Dempsey is also the play-by-play announcer for Commerce Tigers Football on 88.9 FM and on ketr.org.
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