RESEARCH ARTICLES

DIAGNOSIS OF CANINE PARVOVIRAL INFECTION BY DETECTION OF VIRAL ANTIGEN
P.M. Deepa, M.R. Saseendranath, M. Mini

The importance of canine parvovirus (CPV) as a pathogen for dogs has become evident only since 1977 as CPV was associated with contagious vomiting and diarrhea (Eugster and Nairn, 1977). In India, Balu andThankaraj (1981) reported the prevalence of canine viral hemorrhagic gastroenteritis in and around Madras city. The disease spreads very quickly among susceptible population and by its panzootic nature with high morbidity and mortality rate, the virus could evoke significant damage to the health of the dog population. Thus it becomes evident that an early and accurate diagnosis is absolutely essential for proper treatment and control of the disease. Hence the present study was undertaken to detect canine parvoviral antigen in faecal sample by Agar gel



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