Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research;Volume 49, Number 3

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A serological survey of minute virus of canines (MVC ; Canine parvovirus type-1) in dogs in the Tokai area of Japan

HASHIMOTO, Akira;TAKIGUCHI, Mitsuyoshi;HIRAI, Katsuya;KIDA, Hiroshi;CARMICHAEL, Leland E.

Permalink : http://hdl.handle.net/2115/2919
JaLCDOI : 10.14943/jjvr.49.3.249
KEYWORDS : dog;minute virus of canines;serological survey

Abstract

A serological survey for antibodies to minute virus of canines (MVC) by use of a hemagglutination-inhibition (HI) test was performed on sera collected from dogs in the Tokai area of Japan. Forty-one of 266 (15.4%) sera had positive titers of 1 : 40 or higher against the MVC. Results suggest that MVC may have been present in dogs in Japan since, at least, 1990. From this serosurvey, MVC appears to be established in the dog population in Japan. MVC may have a role as a newly recognized viral pathogen of dogs in Japan.

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