Test Now Available for Parvo 2c

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Test Now Available for Parvo 2c

Postby Doc E » Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:16 am

As with most diseases, the sooner a case of parvo is identified, the better the dog’s chances for recovery. In fact, survival can depend on how quickly and accurately the virus is diagnosed.

According to Richard Oberst, professor of diagnostic medicine and director of the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory in the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, many tests currently available can’t detect the newer strains of parvovirus 2c, which has lead to false negative results in infected dogs.

The 2c strain is a newer, emerging strain of canine parvovirus that was first detected in Italy in 2000, and has also been reported in Asia, South America, and Western Europe. It was first reported in the U.S. in 2006, and is now considered the most common strain of the disease. Parvovirus strain 2b is also prevalent in this country; the 2 and 2a strains are very rarely seen.

Fortunately, a new diagnostic test developed by researchers at KSU’s Diagnostic Laboratory can now identify the 2c strain of parvo. It’s a real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test that detects all strains simultaneously and points to which strain or strains might be causing the infection.

Veterinarians can send samples for testing to:

Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
1800 Denison Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66506

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Re: Test Now Available for Parvo 2c

Postby Doc E » Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:51 pm

Tom Healy wrote:"Doc" - That is great info, and certainly makes you look smart, but when you copy and paste something written by a DVM, from a different source, credit should be appropriately given. Now, we could have a discussion about "ignorance and stupidity" as it relates to plagiarism, or you could simply "give credit, where credit is due."


This came to me in an email directly from the source listed :
Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

What more would you like ?

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Re: Test Now Available for Parvo 2c

Postby DrahtsundBraats » Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:34 pm

What is the advantage of knowing which Parvo a dog may have? Does it alter the treatment? Are the new vaccines effective against these strains??
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