Dog virus spreading; puppies most at risk (via The Seattle Times)

A possible outbreak of the parvovirus is moving through the state of Washington. ┬áVeterinarians at a Seattle-area animal-emergency clinic have seen eight cases in the past month, double what they typically see in a year. The cost of treating parvo is in the thousands of dollars, while a single parvo combination vaccine shot usually costs […]

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Study Looks At Possible Vaccines Developed From Canine Virus (via Redorbit.com)

A canine pathogen may be a new vector for human vaccines, report researchers at the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine. The scientists found that canine parainfluenza virus 5, which doesn’t cause disease in humans, can be loaded with antigens from other pathogens and used in a vaccine to generate immunity to those pathogens. […]

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