Adenovirus

Adenovirus 1, Adenovirus 2 (AKA Canine Hepatitis)

Canine adenovirus infection comes in two forms – Type-1 causes severe (even fatal) liver disease; Type-2 causes respiratory disease which can lead to pneumonia and death. These viruses are very contagious. Dogs of any age can become infected with canine adenovirus via contact with infected saliva, mucous, urine, or feces. Neither form of canine adenovirus is transmissible to humans or cats.

Prevention

The protocol is not cast in stone and many variants are available.

5-in-1 vaccine

 

5-IN-1 IS ALSO KNOWN AS DA2PP OR DHPP VACCINE – PROTECTION AGAINST:
  • Distemper virus (causes Canine Distemper)
  • Adenovirus 1 (causes Infectious Canine Hepatits)
  • Adenovirus 2 (one cause of Infectious Traceobronchitis, AKA “kennel cough”)
  • Parainfluenza (another cause of Infectious Traceobronchitis, AKA “kennel cough”)
  • Parvovirus (causes Canine Parvo)

Recommended Protocol

5-IN-1 vaccine

Puppies: Administer at 6 – 8 weeks of age, then every 3 – 4 weeks until 14 – 16 weeks of age

Adult: After the first annual booster, core vaccinations only need to be boosted every 3 years . However legislation in South Africa may require more frequent booster injections, like if you intend to travel with your pet.

 

From: VIP Petcare

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