Several recent cases of large numbers of Caspian seals dying due to canine distemper virus
have been reported, in 1997, 2000, and 2001.
This puppy contracted the canine distemper virus
when it was about 19 weeks old.
This condition generally results from an infection with feline distemper virus
in the unborn kitten.
In December 2016, the female wolf was found dead and tested positive for canine distemper virus
(CDV) (Table); CDV was also detected in a dog carcass found concurrently in the vicinity of the wolf range.
Tests showed North Sea harbour seals had phocine distemper virus
RT-qPCR assays have been applied to detect and quantify canine distemper virus
in clinical specimens of naturally infected dogs or to distinguish vaccine strains from wild strains, using two-step and real-time probes chemistry (ELIA et al.
Surgical treatment of an oral defect along the rostral portion of hard palate and an oronasal fistula secondary to severe mandibular brachygnathism and persistent canine distemper virus
associated myoclonus (Fiorito, 1993) in a three year old dog.
The distemper virus
manifests as a different disease and the symptoms can range from runny eyes and nose with cough through to diarrhoea, vomiting and neurological signs, including seizures and death, explained Dr Elliott.
BDMLR was set up in 1988 when a team of divers responded to the distemper virus
killing seals off the UK coast.
Canine distemper virus
(CDV, commonly referred to as distemper)
The team exposed three ferrets to the distemper virus
and, three days later, started giving them two doses daily for two weeks.
Veronika von Messling from the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute, the researchers tested the drug by turning to a virus very closely related to measles virus, the canine distemper virus
, which causes a highly lethal infection in ferrets.