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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Answer: Canine distemper is a highly contagious viral disease of dogs that attacks the respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract and central nervous system.
However, Riley (1999) did not find canine distemper in 25 bobcats in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California, an area of high visitation by humans.
The measles virus probably descended from the ancestors of the modern canine distemper and/or rinderpest viruses, a process which may be dated back to the Epipalaeolithic Age (approximately 10 000 BC), when man started domesticating dogs and cattle in the Middle East.
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Because they attack livestock they have been widely hunted by man, but they have also been affected by diseases like canine distemper and by reductions in the populations of their prey.
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Canine distemper has also infected both seals and dolphins in Western Europe and Russia.
In terrestrial wildlife, dozens of diseases have come to the fore in the past few decades, including canine distemper, a virally caused kangaroo blindness, ranavirus infection in amphibians, and mycoplasmal conjunctivitis in some birds.
Specialists at the Institute for Medical Virology at Frankfurt University in Germany said samples from two people there resemble a paramyxovirus, the family of microbes that causes measles, mumps and canine distemper.

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