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Study explores EPEC and parvoviral enteritis

August 04th, 2012

When a puppy comes into a veterinary clinic with clinical signs of vomiting and diarrhea, one of the top diagnoses on a veterinarian’s mind is parvoviral enteritis – a viral infection affecting the gastrointestinal tract. But what about other pathogens that may look like parvoviral enteritis? One such infectious agent is the bacteria known as enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC), which …

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Parvovirus enteritis hard to stomach for pups

Parvoviral enteritis is a common condition affecting young dogs throughout most areas of the world. Often affecting puppies between the ages of eight to 20 weeks, canine parvovirus causes severe gastrointestinal abnormalities with profuse vomiting and diarrhea. Often fatal if not treated, parvovirus is transmitted through fecal-oral contact and can be extremely resistant in the environment — even in very …

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