To evaluate the seasonality of canine tetanus in England.
Medical records of a single referral hospital in England were reviewed. Dogs diagnosed with localized or generalized tetanus between January 2006 and June 2017 were studied.
Forty-nine cases were included. The prevalence of tetanus in England was significantly higher in the winter when compared with the summer (P = 0.002) and autumn (P = 0.024), with the highest number of cases recorded in February.
The prevalence of canine tetanus in England was significantly higher in winter months, especially in February.
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