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Molecular Characterization and Evolutionary Analysis of Canine Parvo Viruses in Dogs

Molecular Characterization and Evolutionary Analysis of Canine Parvo Viruses in Dogs

Urooj Fatima1, Arslan Mehboob2, Muhammad Abid3, Muti-ur-rehman Khan4 and Tahir Yaqub4*

 

1Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China; 2Biotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China; 3Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China; 4Department of Microbiology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan.

Email: tahiryaqub@uvas.edu.pk, arslangcaas@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT

Canine parvoviruses (CPV) are posing significant threats to the dog population, around the globe. To ascertain the current situation and genetics of CPVs in Pakistan, a total of fifty samples from sick dogs suspected for parvovirus infection were collected from different geographic areas of the country. Samples were screened for positivity and verified for CPV using PCR. From a 30% positive samples for hemagglutination, nineteen (38.4%) samples were positive in PCR. Sequence analysis of the selected positive samples revealed that both CPV-2 and new CPV-2a strains are circulating in the domestic dog poputlation in Pakistan. This pioneer research on the molecular characterization of CPVs in dogs would establish foundations to carry out effective control strategies in future.
 

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Hosts and Viruses

December

Vol. 7, Iss. 6, Pages 129-146

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