Canine Parvovirus Vaccine For CPV-2c Strain

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Canine Parvovirus Vaccine For CPV-2c Strain

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Current Advice Regarding Canine Parvovirus Vaccine

 

North Hobart Veterinary Hospital would like to address the recent concern over the efficacy of the current Canine Parvovirus Vaccine against the new strain CPV-2c.

The AVA (National Veterinary Body) has recently announced that confirmed cases of a new strain of Canine Parvovirus CPV-2c have been detected in some parts of Australia by researchers at the University of Adelaide.

Fortunately, we have had no report of the disease detected in Tasmania.

We are currently awaiting more information from our vaccine supplier to advise whether the current Canine Parvovirus vaccine we hold at our hospital provides coverage for the new strain of Canine Parvovirus CPV-2c. We will be updating our clients as soon as we receive any further information.

Until more is known, it is important that dog owners continue to vaccinate for Canine Parvovirus, and take their dogs to the vet if they are unwell. Signs of CPV infection include some or all of the following:

  • decreased appetite
  • lethargy
  • vomiting
  • diarrhoea

If you have any questions regarding this, or are worried about your pet’s health please don’t hesitate to contact us or call (03) 6234 7044.