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Minute Virus of Canine

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Detection of Minute virus of canines (MVC or Canine Parvovirus-type 1) by real-time PCR.

Test indication

  • Diagnosis: exploration of gestational abnormalities, abortion, fetal malformations, neonatal mortality, respiratory and/or digestive and/or nervous signs in the pup.
  • Breeding animal status: detection of healthy carriers/ persistent viral shedding animals

Test characteristics

Diagnostic samples

  • Exploration of breeding disorders:
    • In a context of abortion or neonatal mortality: lung, liver, kidney and spleen from the runt or deceased pup on dry tube, placenta on dry tube, vaginal swab on dry tube.
  • Detection of healthy carriers: oropharyngeal + conjunctival + vaginal or foreskin cells (swab or cytobrush on dry tube), sperm (dry tube), possibly rectal sample (swab on dry tube).

Result interpretation

  • Negative result: absence of the virus or quantity inferior to the limit of detection
  • Positive result:
    • In a context of digestive disorders, abortion or neonatal mortality, the viral presence is compatible with minute virus related to breeding disorders.
    • In an healthy carrier, the viral presence confirms the shedding. The animal is probably contagious.
  • Please note that viral loads are often low, even in symptomatic animals and minute virus might not be the only infectious agent responsible for the disorders that can be seen.
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