Canine parvovirus (CPV-2) variants circulating in Nigerian dogs

Apaa, Ternenge and Daly, Janet M. and Tarlinton, Rachael E. (2016) Canine parvovirus (CPV-2) variants circulating in Nigerian dogs. Veterinary Record Open, 3 (1). e000198. ISSN 2052-6113

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Abstract

Canine parvovirus type 2 (CPV-2) is a highly contagious viral disease with three variants (CPV-2a, CPV-2b and CPV-2c) currently circulating in dogs worldwide. The main aim of this study was to determine the prevalent CPV-2 variant in faecal samples from 53 dogs presenting with acute gastroenteritis suspected to be and consistent with CPV-2 to Nigerian Veterinary Clinics in 2013-2014. Seventy-five per cent of these dogs tested positive for CPV-2 in a commercial antigen test and/or by PCR. Partial sequencing of the VP2 gene of six of these demonstrated them to be CPV-2a. Most of the dogs (60 per cent) were vaccinated, with 74 per cent of them puppies less than six months old.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1136/ vetreco-2016-000198
Depositing User: Tarlinton, Dr Rachael
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2016 14:21
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2016 14:23
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/39273

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