AICRP On Post Harvest Technology (ICAR), Department of Fish Processing Technology, Faculty of Fishery Sciences, West Bengal University of Animal And Fishery Sciences, 5, Budherhat Road, P.O. Panchasayar, Chakgaria, Kolkata – 700 094, West Bengal, India.
Parvovirus infection is highly infectious and spreads from infected to healthy dogs by direct or indirect contact through their feces. The infection is severe in puppies that are not protected by maternal antibodies or vaccination. It has two distinct presentations, cardiac and intestinal form. Canine parvovirus 2 (CPV2) is a relatively new disease that appeared in the late 1970s. It was first recognized in 1978 and spread worldwide within one to two years.
Keywords: Canine parvovirus, Infection