Canine Distemper

Distemper

CDV

Canine Distemper is a highly contagious and often fatal, multisystemic viral disease commonly found worldwide. It is characterized by respiratory, lymphatic, gastrointestinal, urogenital, and neuologic symptoms affecting many different species.

Paramyxoviridae

paramyxoviridaeCanine Distemper Virus (CDV) is a single-stranded, negative-sense RNA virus of the paramyxovirus family and is a close relative of the human measles virus. It is an enveloped virus covered with glycoportein spikes which are responsible for its haemagglutination, neuraminidases and hemolytic properties.

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Clinical Signs



Distemperfacial

Moquillo

Distemperpup

Diagnosis

Diagnosis

CBC, microscopy, serology, immunohistochemistry, immunoflourescence, ELISA, PCR, and imaging may all aid in diagnosing CDV.

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Treatment

Strays

Treatment usually includes supportive care for the clinical signs associated with the disease.

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