Research Journal for Veterinary Practitioners

Case Report
Res. j. vet. pract.1 (2): 20 - 22
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Arslan Tariq*, Asim Shahzad, Sarwat Tahira
Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan. Postal code: 38000
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A 1.5 year old Labrador retriever bitch was presented with the history of anorexia, depression, vomiting, diarrhea and involuntary movement of jaw. On clinical examination the bitch, it was found to have a fever 1040F, heart beat (140 bpm) with no cardiac arrhythmia, respiration 54 bpm, CRT < 3 second. Scanty nasal discharge and serous ocular discharge with blepharitis and cloudiness of eyes, distemper myoclonus and hyper keratinization of foot pad was also found. On the basis of clinical signs and lymphopenia shown in blood report, the disease was diagnosed as canine distemper. The treatment of the animal was done symptomatically and prophylactically. Treatment was found to be effective and animal was recovered up to some extent after 15 days; however, nervous signs were still there.

Key Words: Dog; Canine distemper; Digestive system, Nervous system; Respiratory system