Canine distemper is a highly contagious and fatal infectious disease caused by canine distemper virus.
Route of transmission: The main route of transmission is the digestive tract and respiratory tract. The main source of infection is sick dogs and dogs with poison.
Symptoms: early symptoms similar to a cold, followed by bronchitis, catarrhal pneumonia, gastroenteritis is characterized by spasms, convulsions.
Treatment and prognosis: injection of canine distemper monoclonal antibody or hyperimmune serum as specific treatment combined with routine treatment. Mortality is high, up to 80% in puppies.
Prevention: Regular immunization. In case of distemper, quickly isolate the dog and thoroughly disinfect the kennel and environment. Contact between sick dogs and healthy dogs is strictly prohibited.