canine distemper


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canine distemper

n.
An acute, often fatal infectious disease of domestic dogs, wild canids, and certain other animals, caused by a morbillivirus and characterized by fever, lethargy, vomiting, coughing, discharge from the eyes and nose, and often neurological symptoms.

canine distemper

A highly contagious viral infection which affects domesticated canines and wild carnivores, including ferrets, lions, dolphins and seals, and may cause epidemics associated with a high mortaility. It kills by inducing apoptosis and infects multiple species due to the mutability of a CDV protein involved in receptor recognition.
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Dynamics of a morbillivirus at the domestic-wildlife interface: canine distemper virus in domestic dogs and lions.
Detection of canine distemper virus nucleoprotein RNA by reverse transcription-PCR using serum, whole blood, and cerebrospinal fluid from dogs with distemper.
Pathogenesis and immunopathology of systemic and nervous canine distemper. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, v.127, n.1-2, p.1-18, 2009.Available from: <http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/ S0165242708003668>.
fast FACTS Ferrets Weight * hobs: 1 to 2 kg (2.2 to 4.2 lbs) * Jills: 0.6 to 1 kg (1.3 to 2.2 lbs) LIFE SPAN * 8 to 11 years REPRODUCTION * Sexual maturity: 6 to 12 months * gestation: 41 to 43 days * litter size: 1 to 18 (8 average) * weaning age: 6 to 8 weeks VITAL STATISTICS * Temperature: 37.7 to 39.7 [degrees]C (100 to 103.5 [degrees]F) * heart rate: 180 to 250/minute * Respiratory rate: 33 to 36/minute DENTAL * Total of 20 teeth * Dental formula 2 (I 3/3, C 1/1, PM 3/3, M 1/2) VACCINATIONS * canine distemper: Vaccine schedule: 6 to 8 weeks; 9 to 12 weeks, 14 to 16 weeks; yearly thereafter.
Elsewhere, Richard Montali, chief pathologist at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., has helped develop an improved vaccine for canine distemper for ferrets and other wild carnivores.
Canine distemper virus transcripts sequenced from pagetic bone.
The second, United States Patent 5,807,840 titled, "A Method for Treating Canine Distemper," represents a new approach to the treatment of animal viral infections such as canine distemper.
They included measles, polio, and canine distemper viruses -- but none have remained on the hot list after careful statistical analyses.
WE sometimes read reports about canine distemper threatening lions in East Africa.
The Malayan tiger captured in a village in Dungun, Terrengganu after it was spotted strolling casually has died from the canine distemper virus, the Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) said today.
A new strain of canine distemper virus, called the Asia-1 strain, has been found in Western Canada and identified by Cornell's Animal Health Diagnostic Center.
For IHC analysis, we used a commercial monoclonal antibody (VMRD, https://www.vmrd.com) against the NP antigen of canine distemper virus (CDV), including adequate morbillivirus-positive and -negative control tissues in each run.

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