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Clinical manifestations of canine distemper in Nigerian dogs infected with local isolate of canine distemper virus

Ezeibe, M.C.O.

Nigerian Veterinary Journal 24(1): 44-47

2003


ISSN/ISBN: 0331-3026
Accession: 012772292

Twenty dogs of local breeds found in Nigeria, experimentally infected with local isolate of canine distemper virus, manifested fever, conjunctivitis, photophobia salivation, anorexia, dermatitis, and diarrhoea. Apart from these clinical signs already described for the disease in other breeds of dogs, 45% of the dogs showed enlargement of peripheral lymph nodes (especially the prescapular lymph node).

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