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Has anybody heard anything on this? Im apart of the showboxerlist and actually opened and read one today and there was a horrible story about this woman (breeder) taking her 6 month old poodle to a dog show and walking it around. It got sick and died. The autopsy thing that they did found PARVO in the pup!!! This is a fully vaccinated 6 month old otherwise very healthy. There was also another puppy that got it and died at the same show. This one being a chihuahua! Can anybody shed some light? I know one of the universitys or vet schools is researching this cant remember the link to it! I will go back and find it.
 

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Heres the post:
"A friend of mine has just lost her fully vaccinated 6 month old
standard poodle puppy from a new strain of Parvo that hit fast!  The
breeder
is called it Parvo 2.  There was NO fever.  

Its not the crud... it tested positive on the neocropsy as parvo.  It
killed the poodle within 24 hours.

This dog was walked throughout the show grounds... and a breeder has
also reported losing a chihuahua... which was playing with my 6 month
old
crested....

We are now on alert for a loss of appetite and runny poopies... If
anyone had gone to that show... please watch for it.,... The chihuahua
just
passed yesterday... the only place in common those two dogs had were
that show...

The chihua had passed only 3 hours after any visable symptoms....


Dont mean to scare anyone... but to let you know about common
denominators in these two dogs passing... "



Heres the link to the study(IvyLaneBoxers posted this)
"OSU is studying a new strain of Parvo. Here's the link

www.cvhs.okstate.edu/index.php?option=c ... =437&It%3E "
 
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That would really suck, aren't there enough diseases we have to worry about in our babies?  Jeez
 

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Here's an article that goes into the "new" strain of parvo that OSU patented:
The new strain of parvo: Deadly new canine disease, or just another Internet rumor?

Lots of good information there, but the primary point is this:
Do current vaccines protect against CPV-2c? All indications are that yes, they do. Kennedy told me that parvo in dogs simply hasn't changed enough since its emergence 30 years ago that immunity to one strain doesn't also confer immunity to the others.
There was a case in AZ recently, another Chi, that they initially thought was parvo, but later determined was more likely hemorraghic gastroenteritis; the key difference being that there is no fever with HGE, and it often hits faster than parvo does.
 

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But the breeder with the poodle said the autopsy thing after death showed up with being parvo possitive and she said there was no fever associated with the dog. IDK bout the chi. I dont know thats just what Im getting from the post. I havent been able to read the whole OSU report.
 

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It's a little anomalous, but false positive parvo tests are not uncommon; you'd really need more specifics about which test(s) were run, how recently the dog was vaccinated, etc.  Knowing the white blood count would help, too - it's usually low with parvo, and high with HGE.

This may have been parvo, I'm not saying it wasn't, but the lack of fever is odd; the main point though was to prevent a panic. :)  Vaccines can fail on occasion, so even fully-vaccinated dogs can get parvo (distemper, etc.); caution is always a good thing.
 

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Oh Jenn I didnt mean to have everybody panic lol I was just really confused over the whole thing.
 
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