canine distemper


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canine distemper

n.
An acute, often fatal infectious disease of domestic dogs, wild canids, and certain other animals, caused by a morbillivirus and characterized by fever, lethargy, vomiting, coughing, discharge from the eyes and nose, and often neurological symptoms.

canine distemper

n
(Veterinary Science) See distemper1

dis•tem•per1

(dɪsˈtɛm pər)

n.
1.
a. Also called canine distemper. an infectious disease chiefly of young dogs, caused by an unidentified virus and characterized by lethargy, fever, catarrh, photophobia, and vomiting.
b. Also called strangles. an infectious disease of horses, caused by the bacillus Streptococcus equi and characterized by catarrh of the upper air passages and the formation of pus in the submaxillary and other lymphatic glands.
c. Also called feline distemper. a usu. fatal viral disease of cats, characterized by fever, vomiting, and diarrhea, leading to severe dehydration.
2. a deranged condition of mind or body; a disorder or disease: a feverish distemper.
3. disorder or disturbance, esp. of a political nature.
v.t.
4. Obs. to derange physically or mentally.
[1300–50; Middle English (< Middle French destemprer) < Medieval Latin distemperāre= Latin dis- dis-1 + temperāre to temper]

dis•tem•per2

(dɪsˈtɛm pər)

n.
1. a technique of decorative painting in which glue or gum is used as a binder or medium to achieve a mat surface and rapid drying.
2. a painting executed by this method.
v.t.
3. to paint in distemper.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French distemprer) < Medieval Latin distemperāre to dissolve, dilute]
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Noun1.canine distemper - a viral disease of young dogs characterized by high fever and respiratory inflammation
distemper - any of various infectious viral diseases of animals
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This puppy contracted the canine distemper virus when it was about 19 weeks old.
We report consecutive rabies and canine distemper outbreaks among Ethiopian wolves in Delanta, in the Wollo highlands.
Canine distemper is almost always fatal in ferrets, with infected ferrets often dying approximately three-and-ahalf weeks after initial exposure.
Almost immediately, fox populations began to improve due to a variety of efforts including captive breeding programs and vaccinating foxes against canine distemper.
Canine distemper is an acute to sub-acute contagious systemic disease with high mortality rate in dogs and other carnivores throughout the world with affected animals frequenty developing nervous manifestations (Appel, 1987).
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It contains preventive agents designed to protect against four serious conditions: canine distemper, hepatitis, (continued on bottom of page 4) parainfluenza and parvovirus.
Tests on one dolphin carcass have uncovered possible signs of morbillivirus, an infection similar to canine distemper that ravaged East Coast dolphins during a 10-month span in 1987 and 1988.
The initial vaccination should focus on Canine Distemper virus and Canine Parvovirus.
Illnesses frequently found include kennel cough, diarrhoea, liver inflammation, canine distemper and canine parvovirus - a cause of vomiting and heart failure.
Because the differential diagnosis included canine distemper and rabies, the dog was euthanized the same day, and the brain was sent to the state veterinary diagnostic laboratory for testing.

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