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EIR 1652 / October 2023 / Service Dogs

Our ref: EIR1652

6th October 2023

Thank you for your request under the Environmental Information Regulations.

We can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does hold the information you have requested.

Please see below the answer to your request.

Questions and final response:

Question 1 - Please provide an annual breakdown since 2017, and including so far in 2023, how many dogs owned by your organisation have tested positive for Brucella canis.

Please also give the number of tests done every year for Brucella canis.

For any positive test please explain when the disease was identified, where the animal was living, the precautions put in place, if the infection spread, what happened to the dog and measures in place to ensure the disease does not spread in future.

I can confirm that none of the Essex County Fire & Rescue Service canines have been tested for Brucella Canis.

We hope this information is useful to you.


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