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CPV (Canine Parvovirus)

Rapid CDIATM Canine Parvovirus Test Kits are intended for detecting the presence of CPV antigen or antibody.

Canine Parvovirus (CPV) is a member of the feline parvovirus subgroup. It is closely related to feline panleukopenia virus and mink enteritis virus, and is considered endemic to nearly all populations of domesticated and wild canines. CPV causes two forms of disease: myocarditis and enteritis. Due to maternal antibody protection, the myocardial form is rare. The enteric form, however, is prevalent and can be fatal to puppies and geriatric dogs. CPV enteritis causes severe, often bloody diarrhea, vomiting, leukopenia and dehydration. Diagnosis on the basis of clinical signs is not definitive, since several other pathogenic organisms can cause diarrhea in dogs.

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