However, the captured male tiger known as 'Awang Besul' died due to canine distemper virus
early yesterday morning.
A distinct strain of canine distemper virus
has been identified in wild animals in New Hampshire and Vermont, according to pathologists with the New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Lab.
To identify potential viral pathogens, we performed reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR) to detect a panel of viruses, including canine distemper virus
, canine parvovirus, canine coronavirus, and canine adenovirus.
Canine distemper virus
(CDV) was once a common killer of dogs and other animals.
Last autumn, authorities in Gujarat reported dozens of dead Asiatic lions, killed by the canine distemper virus
and a parasitic infection caused by ticks.
This came a few months after at least 23 lions died in Gir, following an outbreak of canine distemper virus
Al-Azmi provided many advices to the owners of pets, the most important of which are to give them four vaccinations to immunize against a number of diseases and viruses such as Parvo Virus and Distemper Virus
for dogs and three vaccinations for cats such as Herpes Virus and Calic Virus, in addition to conducting a periodic examination against Fungi.
Authorities at the Gir park confirmed Tuesday that at least four of the lions have died from CDV (canine distemper virus
) - the same infection that killed around 1000 lions at Tanzania's Serengeti National Park in 1994.
New Delhi: After the death of 23 Asiatic lions in Gir forest due to the deadly Canine Distemper Virus
(CDV) , Gujarat State Forest and Animal Husbandry Departments have jointly started the vaccination of cattle and dogs in 20 nearby villages.
Five of the Asiatic lions, the last remaining species of which live in the Gir forests of western India, were found to have died from the contagious Canine Distemper Virus
(CDV), the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said in a statement.
can be carried and shed by coyotes but it is likely less stable in the environment.