Thursday, February 25, 2010

Parvovirus Deadly Dog Virus Hit's Conn. Animal Shelters

A report of the Deadly Virus called Parvovirus in two Animal Shelters in the Stratford and Fairfield, Conn..

Parvovirus is a contagious virus mainly affecting dogs. The disease is highly infectious and is spread from dog to dog by direct or indirect contact with their feces. It can be especially severe in puppies that are not protected by maternal antibodies or vaccination. It has two distinct presentations, a cardiac and intestinal form. The common signs of the intestinal form are severe vomiting and severe haemorrhagic (bloody) diarrhea. The cardiac form causes respiratory or cardiovascular failure in young puppies. Treatment often involves veterinary hospitalization. Vaccines can prevent this infection, but mortality can reach 91% in untreated cases.

Read the article by Keith Kountz here.

1 comment:

Alexander said...

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