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A free online class brought to you by Bioguard

Get familiar with Canine parvovirus (CPV) infection, sponsored by Bioguard Corporation and presented by Dr. Indira Putri Negari; this is the next webinar you don’t want to miss.

Access to the on-demand recording is FREE
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March 29

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8 PM – 9 PM

Taipei Local Time


Canine parvovirus (CPV) is among the most common causes of gastrointestinal illness, especially in young puppies and unvaccinated dogs. CPV is resistant to temperature & pH changes and to common disinfectants & detergents, helping it to survive for months to years in the environment. CPV infections lead to high morbidity and mortality rates in young dogs worldwide. This makes it essential for veterinarians and pet owners to understand the cause, symptoms, and complications of the disease to take the proper curative action.

This webinar will discuss the following:
→ The cause and clinical signs of CPV infection in dogs
→ Tests and diagnoses of CPV
→ Treatment and prevention measures


Dr. Indira Putri Negari received her MSc in Animal Physiology from Gadjah Mada University (UGM), Indonesia, and completed her doctoral degree research in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering from National Central University, Taiwan. She has also earned a veterinary diploma (in Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant) from UGM, Indonesia. A core animal lover, Dr. Indira is always curious to learn and understand more about animal physiology and behavior. At present, Dr. Indira is working as Technical Support Specialist with Bioguard Corporation in Taiwan.

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Zoonotic parasites associated with predation by dogs and cats

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One of the most common behaviors of cats that have an indoor/outdoor lifestyle is to bring hunted “gifts” to their owners, represented by small mammals, reptiles and birds. Access to the outdoors by dogs and cats may represent a problematic issue, since they may be at risk of diseases, traffic accidents and ingestion of toxins. Yet, the impact of this population of roaming dogs and cats predating wildlife is another concerning issue that receives less attention. Despite these risks, most owners still prefer to give outdoor access to their pets to allow them to express their “natural instincts,” such as hunting. Therefore, with a growing population of > 470 million dogs and 373 million cats worldwide, predation not only represents a threat to wildlife, but also a door of transmission for parasitic diseases, some of them of zoonotic concern.

In this review, the role played by dogs, and especially cats, in the perpetuation of the biological life cycle of zoonotic parasites through the predation of rodents, reptiles, and birds are discussed. Feral and domestic dogs and cats have contributed to the population collapse or extinction of > 63 species of reptiles, mammals, and birds. Although the ecological impact of predation on wild populations is well documented, the zoonotic risk of transmission of parasitic diseases has not received significant attention. The parasitic diseases associated with predation vary from protozoan agents, such as toxoplasmosis, to cestodes like sparganosis and even nematodes such as toxocariasis.

Raising awareness about predation as a risk of zoonotic parasitic infections in dogs and cats will aid to create responsible ownership and proper actions for controlling feral and free-roaming cat and dog populations worldwide.

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Begle is a breed of small-sized dogs that is similar in appearance to the much larger foxhound. Possessing a great sense of smell and superior tracking instincts, they were developed primarily for hunting hares (beagling). Nowadays, they are one of the primary breeds used as detection dogs for prohibited agricultural imports and foodstuffs in quarantine worldwide.

Overall, Beagles are small, hardy hounds. They have a short coat, a deep chest, stocky legs, and a medium-length tail. Their heads are long compared to their bodies, with low-set drooping ears. Big brown or hazel eyes are set well apart and gaze with the typical, soft hound expression.

Their standard coat is tricolored with white, black, and brown. It is loving, sweet, and gentle, happy to see everyone by greeting them with a wagging tail. It is sociable, brave, and intelligent. The beagle is excellent with children and generally good with other dogs. However, because of its hunting instincts, it should not be trusted with non-canine pets unless socialized with cats and other household animals when young. Beagles have minds of their own. They are determined and watchful and require patient and firm training.

Health Issues:

1. Back Problems: Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is common in Beagles. The disease is caused when the jelly-like cushion between one or more vertebrae slips or ruptures, causing the disc to press on the spinal cord. If your dog is suddenly unable or unwilling to jump up, go upstairs, is reluctant to move around, has a hunched back, cries out, or refuses to eat or go potty, he is likely in severe pain. He may even drag his back feet or be suddenly paralyzed and unable to get up or use his back legs. If you see symptoms, do not wait. Call an emergency clinic immediately.

2. Eye problems: Beagles are prone to numerous eye conditions. These can range from small eyes (microphthalmia) to cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal problems called progressive retinal atrophy. They also get a prolapse of the third eyelid gland (cherry eye), which appears as a red membrane over the eye. Anytime your pet has eye discharge, redness, or paws at one of its eyes, an examination should be performed.

3. Bleeding disorder: On occasion, some Beagles can get a bleeding disorder. If your pet easily bruises or seems to take a long time to clot blood, it should have an examination. Beagles are susceptible to herniated discs. Any time it shows signs of pain or inability to walk properly, this disease might be a cause.

4.Epilepsy: This is another relatively common problem in Beagles. The disease manifests itself as a seizure. Any time your pet has a seizure, it should be brought to our attention.

5.Heart disease: Beagles are prone to multiple types of heart disease. Symptoms, if they occur, include a distended abdomen, difficulty breathing, exercise intolerance, and, unfortunately, even sudden death.

6. Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s disease): Cushing’s disease is a malfunction of the adrenal glands causing them to produce too much steroid hormone. This is a common problem in dogs, and Beagles are more likely than other dogs to be affected. The condition usually develops slowly, and the early signs are easily missed. Symptoms include drinking and urinating more than usual, increased appetite, and reduced activity. Later, a potbelly, thin skin, and hair loss are characteristics. Treatment usually includes oral medications and requires close coordination to ensure correct dosing.

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