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Canine Distemper Virus

…determine the mortality rate of the distemper virus. Therefore, puppies experience the highest mortality rate due to their underdeveloped immune system and will usually succumb to complications of the virus, such as pneumonia. Older dogs more commonly vestibular disease as a result of the distemper virus. Approximately 15% of all inflammatory central nervous system diseases in dogs are caused by the distemper virus.Diagnosis The symptoms of CDV…

Cat Distemper

Feline Panleukopenia, often referred to as feline Panleuk, is a highly contagious virus of the parvovirus group which mainly targets kittens. It is most prevalent but not limited to areas with high populations of unvaccinated cats. It can survive at room temperature for years and withstand low temperatures too. Because of this, all cats are exposed to it during their first year of life. The Feline Panleukopenia Virus (FPV) attacks rapidly growing…

Icelandic Sheepdog

…Sheepdogs bear a significant resemblance to dogs discovered in graves in both Denmark and Sweden that date as far back as 8000 BC. The Icelandic Sheepdog was commonly used for guarding sheep and horses but plague and distemper led to an extreme decline in this breeds population in the late nineteenth century. Breeders in Iceland and England were able to successfully revive the breed and the Icelandic Dog Breeder Association was established in…

Pneumonia Management

…and allergic. Fungal pneumonia is caused by a fungus, usually Coccidiodomyces immitis. Viral pneumonia is one of the more common forms and is caused by a viral infection. The most likely viral cause in dogs is Canine Distemper Virus and in cats is Feline upper Respiratory infection. Parasitic pneumonia is caused by lungworms. Bacterial pneumonia is also quite common and is usually a secondary symptom that arises from other bacterial infections.…

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