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Newest Parvo Strain

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There are 3 known cases of litters of puppies that have died in IA 1 of them is confirmed with the CPV2 strain of parvo. SO here is some info I found to be very informative and helpful. Even adult dogs that have been routinely vaccinated have died please make sure your vet is using 1 of these vaccines recommended

I personally consulted with my vet today and he recommend schering plough vaccine it has been proven to be 100 percent effective against this strain.
It is believed to have been brought here from Europe

Nobivac® Canine 1-DAPPvL2
7-Way Vaccine

formerly Galaxy® DA2PPvL


Canine Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza, Parvo Vaccine, Lepto Bacterin (MLV)

Inject 1 dose (1 mL) SQ or IM. Initial dose may be given at 6 weeks of age or older. Repeat at 2-4 week intervals until dog is 12 weeks of age. A minimum of 2 ds are required for primary immunization. 1 dose annual revaccination. Needles and syringes are sold separately.

2nd recommended vaccine is by intervet

Here is some info I found by Lynn Davis

Alert: New Strain of Parvo

Thought maybe I should put this here, since the other forum is regarding health questions. This isn't a question, it's an alert, so . . .here you go. Oh, and note the info on the brands of Parvo vaccine - pretty scary.

Please feel free to cross-post.
Lynne Davis

To: Local Veterinarians, Groomers, Boarding Facilities, Rescue
Groups, and Shelters
From: Wendy Swift DVM, Veterinary Medical Director of the HSKC
Date: August 20, 2008
Re: Please Read!!!!!! New Parvo Strain Hits West Michigan

Parvo 2c has been suspected as the cause of death for at least three
adult canines in Kent County and surrounding areas. Two of the three
dogs had a known previous vaccine history and tested positive on the
Idexx Snap Parvo Test. The most current information on Parvo 2c from
the vaccine/shelter medicine specialists around the country is as
Disease: Parvo 2c is a highly virulent strain of the parvo virus that
is extremely fatal in puppies and adult dogs. This strain of parvo
attacks the circulatory organs approximately 24 hours before
attacking the gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, by the time a dog is
presented for lethargy, vomiting, and diarrhea it is generally too
Diagnosis: Parvo 2c is detectable on the Idexx Snap Test, but it has
been showing as a weak positive on many tests. Viral isolation is the
best way to confirm the diagnosis, but it is not going to assist with
diagnosis upon presentation.
Treatment: Conservative treatment with supportive care has been
rarely successful. Plasma transfusions from recovered dogs have shown
to yield the best treatment success at around 64% survival rate.
Prevention: Schering-Plough (SP) and Intervet vaccinations have been
proven to be 100% effective in preventing this strain of parvo. If
you have any questions in regards to SP vaccinations please call 1-
800-224-5318 (SP technical support). Fort Dodge vaccines were
effective in less than 90% of the tested dogs/puppies, Pfizer was
less than 70% effective in preventing disease, and Merial was less
than 50% effective. This data was obtained from an independent
source, and at this time the only published data is an article from
Schering-Plough (S/P).
Cleaning Protocols: There are only two products that kill this virus
with a ten minute contact time. Trifectant and bleach (1/2 cup/gallon
dilution) will successfully kill Parvo 2c. All other products that
claim to kill parvo are not effective per Dr. Hall (Vaccination/
Shelter Specialist at SP) !!!!!!
Prognosis: The prognosis is extremely poor. Most puppies or dogs die
acutely from the cardiac components of the disease process. If GI
signs are present, the disease has progressed and is most likely
Please feel free to call me with any questions (616) 791-8218. Over
seven veterinary clinics have seen this type of disease locally. The
citizens of Kent County need to be aware of the risk associated with
this disease. Please inform your clients and protect the canines in
your area.
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