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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"A distinct strain of canine distemper virus is circulating in multiple wildlife species in two contiguous states in Northern New England," says David Needle, senior veterinary pathologist.
There is no simple bedside test for canine distemper. In fact, diagnosing it can be a little tricky.
In May, more than 100 dogs had to be put down due to the outbreak of the canine distemper virus in Knysna, South Africa.
Canine distemper virus (CDV) is an enveloped, single-stranded, negative sense, RNA virus belonging to genus Morbillivirus in Paramyxoviridae family.
This unwieldy group includes old enemies like mumps and measles virus, respiratory syncytial and parainfluenza viruses, and others like rinderpest and canine distemper virus better known to veterinarians.
After taking them to his home that night to keep them warm, he drove them straight to RSPCA Newbrook Farm Animal Hospital in Birmingham first thing the following morning Sadly, the hospital vet suspects the siblings are suffering from canine distemper, a serious disease often seen in puppies bred in large numbers on illegal puppies farms.
Although only about 7 months old when it died, the dog had experienced three periods of severe illness when it was between 19 and 23 weeks old, possibly due to a virus that causes canine distemper (Journal of Archaeological Science, doi.org/ckcq).
Several recent cases of large numbers of Caspian seals dying due to canine distemper virus have been reported, in 1997, 2000, and 2001.
Canine distemper is almost always fatal in ferrets, with infected ferrets often dying approximately three-and-ahalf weeks after initial exposure.
Canine Distemper (CD) is a severe and often lethal infectious disease that affects dogs and a broad range of terrestrial and aquatic animals (CARVALHO et al., 2012).
The decline was due primarily to predation by golden eagles (which had moved in to fill a niche in the ecosystem that had been vacated by loss of bald eagles due to the pesticide DDT) and a canine distemper outbreak on Santa Catalina Island.

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