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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(12): 1916-1920
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.229


Spectrum of Clinical Manifestations of Canine Distemper in Dogs
M. Geetha* and G. Selvaraju
Department of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal - 637 002, India Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai - 600 051, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Canine distemper is a most common highly contagious viral disease of domestic dogs, wild carnivores causing higher morbidity and mortality. Forty nine dogs of various age groups were brought to the Infectious disease unit of Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal with the history of clinical manifestations including pyrexia, congested conjunctival mucous membranes, abdominal pustules, purulent ocular and nasal discharge, continuous or intermittent seizures, temporal twitching and a few of them had haemorrhagic gastroenteritis. All dogs were diagnosed by using DFAT using anti-CDV antibody – Fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) conjugate. Purulent ocular, pyrexia, abdominal pustules were noticed initially followed by purulent nasal discharge and haemorrhagic gastroenteritis. Majority of the dogs showed chorea, flexor spasms, generalised myoclonus and chewing gum seizures. One puppy had intermittent seizures and one dog had enamel hypoplasia with irregular dentine surface. Regular immunization of bitches, proper feeding of colostrum to puppies, periodical immunization of puppies from four weeks of age depending upon their colostrum recipient status will definitely protect the dogs against Canine Distemper.


Keywords: Canine Distemper, Dogs, Clinical manifestations
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Geetha, M. and Selvaraju, G. 2019. Spectrum of Clinical Manifestations of Canine Distemper in Dogs.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(12): 1916-1920. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.229