Myth: Parvovirus is easy to get rid of
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Myth: Parvovirus is easy to get rid of

Myth: Parvovirus is easy to get rid of

Myth: Canine and Feline Parvovirus is not very resistant in the environment, and is therefore easy to get rid of.

Parvovirus

There are various viruses that can severely cause damage to your pet’s health, and it is important to take precautions against these.

Parvovirus is a highly contagious viral disease that can be life-threatening for your pet. It’s extremely resistant to all external environmental conditions, and can remain infectious for several months, sometimes even over a year!

It is also very difficult to get rid of Parvovirus once it has entered a local community. These measures will help prevent it from spreading, and therefore reduce its effect on the animals’ health.

Correct Kennel Design

  • The kennel must be made from materials that are resistant, impermeable (non-slip for flooring), smooth, insulating, easy to dismantle and clean.
  • Create sectors according to the animals’ age and the infectious risk. It is therefore recommended to create a maternity sector, a nursery sector, an adult sector, a quarantine sector and an infirmary (sickness) sector. Specific equipment and even staff should be assigned to each sector.
  • Quarantine is where new arrivals are placed for 2-3 weeks before joining the other animals in the community. This enables observation of the newcomer to make sure it is free of any disease, such as Parvovirus. Thus, it prevents the pathogenic agent from being spread to the whole kennel.

 

Systematic Cleaning System

Cleaning System

Medical Measures

A breeding facility is a high risk environment, and vaccines and anti-parasite treatments are very strongly recommended. Collaboration with your vet plays a very important role in prevention of this virus.

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