Canine and Feline Parvoviruses: Overview and Case Presentation

Canine and feline parvoviruses (CPV and FPV, respectively) can have deadly consequences if not diagnosed early and treated properly. This new course will provide you and your practice with the tools necessary to recognize early clinical signs, understand diagnostic and treatment options, initiate appropriate treatment and prevention protocols and educate pet owners about the risks of exposure. Dr. Barr will present information on the immunology and pathology of the viruses, while Dr. Hibbetts will present real-life case studies that include presenting signs, diagnostics, treatment options and pet-owner education.

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Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the clinical signs of canine and feline parvovirus infections
  • Understand diagnostic options including fecal ELISAs and IDEXX RealPCR™ panels
  • Initiate appropriate treatment
  • Execute proper isolation and sanitation procedure
  • Implement vaccination protocols and understand the role of maternal antibodies in protection
  • Educate the pet owner of risks to exposure


Target Audience: Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians