This website is designed to provide people with information regarding CDV.

These pages contain techincal veterinary jargon. Further information can be found in the credited sources.

Please contact your veterinarian if you have any questions regarding Distemper vaccinations or if you believe your dog has become infected with CDV.

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Frisk, A. L., Konig, M., Moritz, A. and Baumgartner, W.  1999.  Detection
    of Canine Distemper Virus Nucleoprotein RNA by Reverse        
    Transcription-PCR Using Serum, Whole Blood, and Cerebrospinal Fluid
    from Dogs with Distemper.  Journal of Clinical Microbiology.  Vol 37:

Haines, D. M., Martin, K. M., Chelack, N. J., Sargent, R. A., Outerbridge,
    C. A., and Clark, E. G.  1999.  Immunohistochemical detection of
    canine distemper virus in haired skin, nasal mucosa, and footpad    
    epithelium: a method for antemortem diagnosis of infection.  J Vet
    Diagn Invest, Vol 11: 396-399.

Headley, S. A., Amude, A. M., Alfiera, A. F.,  Bracarense, A. P., Alfieri,
    A. A., Summers, B. A.  2009.  Molecular detection of Canine
    distemper virus and the immunohistochemical characterization of the
    neurologic lesions in naturally occurring old dog encephalitis.  J Vet
    Diagn Invest.  Vol 21: 588-597.

Rodriguez-Tovar, L. E., Ramirez-Romero, R., Valdez-Nava, Y.,
    Nevarez-Garza. A. M., Zarate-Ramos, J. J., Lopez, A.  2007. 
    Combined distemper-adenoviral pneumonia in a dog.  CVJ.  Vol 48:


Carter, G.R.; Flores, E.F.; Wise, D.J. 2006. Paramyxoviridae. A Concise
    Review of Veterinary Virology.

Greene, C. E.  2006. Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat.  3rd
    edition. W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia.  Pages: 25-41

Tilley, L.P., Smith, F.W.K. 2000. The 5-Minute Veterinary Consult. 1st
    edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Maryland. Pages: 634-635


American Veterinary Medicine Association

Mar Vista Animal Medical Centre

Merck Vet Manual

Pet Informed Advice on Canine Distemper