Canine Parvovirus Tips
6 points before testing for Canine Parvovirus infection
- CPV2 is a highly contagious, fast progressive and life-threatening enteric disease which primarily affects unvaccinated or partly vaccinated puppies under the age of 6 months.
- Virus has an affinity for rapidly dividing cells causing The bone marrow and enteric damage resulting in panleukopenia and bloody diarrhea.
- A tentative diagnosis of CPV2 infection is based on anamnesis which includes exposure to contamination, vaccination history,
- clinical signs, and supportive blood tests.
- An accurate diagnostic tool is critical for taking early appropriate measures such as adjusting the optimal treatment, preventing viral spread and determining prognosis
- A definitive diagnosis requires a sensitive and specific test.
DID YOU KNOW
Following intestinal mucosal barrier disruption, sepsis, systemic inflammatory response syndrome and coagulation disorders are potential complications related to translocation of intestinal bacteria into the blood stream along with destruction of leukocyte precursors in the bone marrow.
We have developed an effective guide with the main tips to identify Canine Parvovirus.