Kansas State University Diagnostic Laboratory has developed a new test for early detection of canine parvovirus.
Canine parvovirus is a severe, potentially fatal gastrointestinal disease that infects dogs and it is particularly dangerous in puppies and young dogs.
Survival often depends on quick and accurate diagnosis.
Presently available tests are not detecting newer strains.
The new PCR test is able to detect both the old AND new strains reliably.
To send samples for testing at the diagnostic laboratory, owners are
encouraged to work with their veterinarians, who can send samples to
the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Kansas State University, 1800
Denison Ave., Manhattan, KS 66506. These samples should be shipped in
the same manner as all other diagnostic specimens. For more information,
contact the laboratory at 866-512-5650 or visit http://www.ksvdl.org.
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