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P-ISSN: 2709-9431, E-ISSN: 2709-944X

2023, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part B


Serological and antigenic detection of canine distemper virus (CDV) among Nigerian local hunting dogs at dog markets of plateau state, north central Nigeria


Author(s): KI Ogbu, IC CHUKWUDI, KU Ezema, H Momoh-Abdullateef, JA Sabo, RI Malgwi, RA Okonkwo, J Madubueze and MT Tion

Abstract: Canine distemper is a common fatal disease caused by canine distemper virus (CDV). This study investigated the serological and antigenic detection of Canine Distemper among Nigerian local hunting dogs at dog markets in Plateau State, North Central Nigeria. Blood, fecal nasal swabs samples were aseptically collected from 200 dogs in the two locations in the State and were analyzed using rapid test kits detection of canine distemper virus antibody and antigen. Canine distemper antibody was detected from the study area from all the study animals (100%) at different levels. Antigen was detected from 84% of the dogs sampled with puppies and exotic breeds being more susceptibility to the virus than the adults and local breeds. Adequate vaccinations of dogs were recommended, regular checks using canine distemper rapid Ag test kit and awareness campaign programs are recommended among dog owners/breeders to curb the menace of CDV infection in the study area.

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KI Ogbu, IC CHUKWUDI, KU Ezema, H Momoh-Abdullateef, JA Sabo, RI Malgwi, RA Okonkwo, J Madubueze, MT Tion. Serological and antigenic detection of canine distemper virus (CDV) among Nigerian local hunting dogs at dog markets of plateau state, north central Nigeria. J Adv Microbiol Res 2023;4(1):108-112.
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