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Animal Scene - 2021-09-01

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DIAGNOSTIC DIFFICULTY

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Although the virus that causes canine distemper is a respiratory virus, very often in literature, it is called an epitheliotropic virus, which is why aside from coughing, difficulty in breathing, and pneumonia, there is also diarrhea, vomiting, and dermal pustules (pus encapsulated in the skin). These myriad manifestations can make a novice mistake distemper for parvovirus infection, pyoderma, or even kennel cough.

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