The free class “Continuous learning with Bioguard” theme for this month will be conducted by Yung-Tsun Lo, DVM, Ph.D. Dr. Lo is a veterinary expert at Bioguard Corporation.
Canine parvovirus (CPV) and Feline panleukopenia virus (FPV) are autonomous parvoviruses which infect dogs or cats, respectively. Both viruses causes acute gastrointestinal illness in kittens or puppies. Currently, the most common and most convenient method of testing for the presence of CPV or FPV is the fecal rapid test in clinic. Though the rapid test is fairly accurate, it can occasionally produce false positive or false negative results. Therefore, veterinarians may pose a question, why do CPV or FPV rapid tests show negative results in severe cases? We will discuss the issue further in this lecture.