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Vol. 11, Special Issue 4 (2022)

Canine distemper in labrador cross-bred bitch with a history of road accident: A case report

Vijayan C and Raj Kumar R A
Canine distemper disease is a highly contagious viral infection and often highly deadly infection in canidae. It is distributed all over the world and mainly leads to more morbidity and mortality in younger ones. The canine distemper virus is belong to paramyxoviridae and genus morbillivirus. This Virus could be found in respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract, lymphoid tissues and CNS. The CDV can be spreads mainly by inhalation through air droplets, oronasal secretions, blood and urine, feces, skin and fomites which are contaminated with the secretions of infected animals. The present case report a labrador cross-bred bitch aged a year old was reported to us with the history of dull and depressed in behaviour, discharges from the both eyes, anorexia and diarrhoea for the past 2 days. While clinical examination it noticed that nasal and ocular discharges, blepharitis, temporal twitching and also an involuntary movement of jaw (chewing gum) and also body temperature, heart rate and respiratory rate were increased. The CBC relieved that lymphopenia. On the basis of history, clinical signs, symptoms and hematological test that bitch was diagnosed as Canine distemper. Further treatment was given by symptomatically, prophylactically and supportively because there is no antiviral treatment for this disease. The treatment was effective and animal recovered but nervous sign chewing gum was still noticed. Vaccination at regular intervals will help us a lot to control this disease.
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How to cite this article:
Vijayan C and Raj Kumar R A. Canine distemper in labrador cross-bred bitch with a history of road accident: A case report. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(4S): 2103-2105.

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