Very contagious illness taken place by parvo virus canine type 2 (cpv-2). This virus can affect domestic dogs, wild dogs, coyotes, foxes, wolves and raccoons causing a serious gastroenteritis in susceptible animals. The cpv-2 survives in the atmosphere for a long time.
The most frequent symptoms are observed at the level of the digestive system consisting on depression, anorexia, vomits, initial fever, gray- yellowish diarrhea and / or hemorrhage. With it will the dehydration and lost of weight come. The death can happen in 24-28 hours if the animal deteriorates quickly or a recovery from 5-7 days in cases not to complicate or treaty on time.
Also this described a square of illness myocardial that mainly it can affect puppies smaller than 2 weeks, although at the moment is not very frequent thanks to the acquisition of maternal immunity for the newly born.
It will be possible by the previously described symptoms being possible their confirmation detecting the virus (P.E. analytic of excrement) or by means of serologic tests.
It is necessary to suspend the ingestion of liquid allowances in the event of vomits, to administer ant emetics and to establish a support treatment with antibiotics and serum therapy. Before possible complications it will be necessary to carry out the appropriate symptomatic treatment.
Given the mortality of affected animals and the existence of specially susceptible races that suffer this illness in a very serious way their prevention is the key. For it, a good vaccination together with an environmental control and eliminating any type of factor immunosuppressor. You can inactive the virus with formol, sodium hypo chlorite, bleach which are used as disinfectant.