distemper

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distemper,

in veterinary medicine, highly contagious, catarrhal, often fatal disease of dogs. It also affects wolves, foxes, mink, raccoons, and ferrets. Distemper is caused by a filtrable virus that is airborne; it is also spread by infected utensils, brushes, and clothing. Symptoms are high fever, apathy, and lack of appetite with resulting dehydration and loss of weight. The respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts become involved, and there is vomiting and diarrhea. A dog may recover from the above signs and then develop nervous complications, i.e., convulsions, localized muscular twitches, weakness, and paralysis. Distemper in dogs can be controlled by immunizing each animal as early as possible with a modified live-virus vaccine.

distemper

[dis′tem·pər]
(veterinary medicine)
Any of several contagious virus diseases of mammals, especially the form occurring in dogs, marked by fever, respiratory inflammation, and destruction of myelinated nerve tissue.

distemper

A paint containing earth pigments, calcium carbonate, tinting colors, glue size, or casein, mixed with water; tempera.

distemper

1
any of various infectious diseases of animals, esp canine distemper, a highly contagious viral disease of dogs, characterized initially by high fever and a discharge from the nose and eyes

distemper

2 Art
1. a technique of painting in which the pigments are mixed with water, glue, size, etc., used for poster, mural, and scene painting
2. the paint used in this technique or any of various water-based paints, including, in Britain, whitewash
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Outbreak of fatal salmonellosis in cats following use of a high titer modified-live panleukopenia virus vaccine.
All three CPV-2a-type viruses were isolated from the feces of clinically healthy cats, while the isolates from cats with typical feline panleukopenia were all conventional FPLV-type.
reported the isolation of CPV-2a from a cat manifesting clinical signs of feline panleukopenia (36).
Phylogenetically informative amino acid sequences in the VP2 gene Virus 80 87 93 103 232 297 FPLV/MEV-1 Lys Met Lys Val Val Ser MEV-2/BFPV Lys Met Lys Val Val Ser CPV-2 Arg Met Asn Ala Ile Ser CPV-2a Arg Leu Asn Ala Ile Ser/Ala CPV-2b Arg Leu Asn Ala Ile Ser/Ala CPV-2c(a) Arg Leu Asn Ala Ile Ala CPV-2c(b) Arg Leu Asn Ala Ile Ala Virus 300 305 323 426 555 564 568 FPLV/MEV-1 Ala Asp Asp Asn Val Asn Ala MEV-2/BFPV Val Asp Asp Asn Val Asn Ala CPV-2 Ala Asp Asn Asn Val Ser Gly CPV-2a Gly Tyr Asn Asn Ile Ser Gly CPV-2b Gly Tyr Asn Asp Val Ser Gly CPV-2c(a) Asp Tyr Asn Asn Val Ser Gly CPV-2c(b) Asp Tyr Asn Asp Val Ser Gly FPLV = Feline panleukopenia virus; MEV = Mink enteritis virus; BFPV = blue fox parvovirus; CPV = Canine parvovirus.
MDAS did not report and did not euthanize over 100 cats/kittens on Saturday due to the case of Panleukopenia.
Vaccinations for cats include immunizations against feline panleukopenia (distemper), feline bordatella, rabies, feline rhinotracheitis, calcivirus, chlamydia, feline leukemia and FIP.
In January, Heska introduced HESKA(TM) Trivalent Intranasal/Intraocular Vaccine, the industry's only non-injectable, three-way vaccine for cats, which includes protection against panleukopenia virus in addition to rhinotracheitis virus and calicivirus.