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Canine parvovirus (CPV-2) variants circulating in Nigerian dogs

Apaa, Ternenge; Daly, Janet M.; Tarlinton, Rachael E.


Ternenge Apaa

Janet M. Daly

Rachael E. Tarlinton


Canine parvovirus type 2 (CPV-2) is a highly contagious viral disease with three variants (CPV-2a, CPV-2b and CPV-2c) currently circulating in dogs worldwide. The main aim of this study was to determine the prevalent CPV-2 variant in faecal samples from 53 dogs presenting with acute gastroenteritis suspected to be and consistent with CPV-2 to Nigerian Veterinary Clinics in 2013-2014. Seventy-five per cent of these dogs tested positive for CPV-2 in a commercial antigen test and/or by PCR. Partial sequencing of the VP2 gene of six of these demonstrated them to be CPV-2a. Most of the dogs (60 per cent) were vaccinated, with 74 per cent of them puppies less than six months old.


Apaa, T., Daly, J. M., & Tarlinton, R. E. (2016). Canine parvovirus (CPV-2) variants circulating in Nigerian dogs. Veterinary Record Open, 3(1),

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 18, 2016
Online Publication Date Nov 17, 2016
Publication Date Nov 17, 2016
Deposit Date Dec 9, 2016
Publicly Available Date Dec 9, 2016
Journal Veterinary Record Open
Electronic ISSN 2052-6113
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 3
Issue 1
Article Number e000198
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