Sample required: Blood 🩸 - EDTA (2ml) AND/OR Feces 💩
Canine Parvovirose 🐶🐶 is an infectious, extremely contagious disease caused by the virus called Canine Parvovirus 2 or CPV-2. The virus is transmitted from a sick animal to a healthy animal via ingestion of viral particles contained in the feces 💩💩.
Dogs of any breed and age may be affected but young dogs (between 6 weeks and 6 months) are the most vulnerable.
Animals often have digestive disorders: inappetence, vomiting, diarrhea that can be haemorrhagic and water loss (dehydration) and electrolyte and will weaken the animal and can sometimes kill it.
Although evocative, clinical signs alone are not enough to claim Parvovirus infection. Indeed, other pathogens (Coronavirus, Rotavirus,...) may be responsible for the emergence of similar digestive signs.
Therefore clinical diagnosis should be confirmed through laboratory tests. 🔬
Since it is a viral disease, the treatment is mostly symptomatic.
Only vaccination and hygiene compliance are effective in preventing the disease. 💉💉
Note that canine parvovirosis can also infect cats (rarely) and some wildlife such as wolves, foxes or cheetahs 🐺. On the other hand, the virus does not pose a danger to human being.
In Madagascar 🇲🇬, canine parvovirosis has been described since 1982 in dogs and it appears that some wild island carnivores have also been exposed to this virus.
To confirm the disease, Mahaliana Labs (Mahaliana) 🔬 has a PCR test th
at detects CPV-2 in biological samples (blood / feces). 🔬