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Canine Distemper Carrier Status in a dog – A Case Report

V. Naveenkumar, M. Vijaya Bharathi and B. Nagarajan

Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Madras Veterinary College, TANUVAS, Chennai – 600 007, Tamil Nadu

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal June 2019 : 96 (6) - pages 77 to 77
(Received: December, 2018, Accepted: January, 2019)


A four year old non-descript, female dog was presented at Madras Veterinary College Teaching Hospital (MVCTH) for immunization against Rabies. Clinical examination revealed that the pet was normal in all clinical parameters except for the presence of purulent bilateral ocular discharges. Ocular swab was collected and the sample found to be positive for Canine Distemper (CD) by N gene targeting nested PCR. This study suggested that the early detection of CDV in carrier and unvaccinated dogs are paramount importance to reduce the incidence of CD.

Key Words: Canine Distemper, Carrier status, dog

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