Journal article

VIRUSES AND VIRUS-LIKE PARTICLES IN THE FECES OF DOGS WITH AND WITHOUT DIARRHEA

JA MARSHALL, DS HEALEY, MJ STUDDERT, PC SCOTT, ML KENNETT, BK WARD, ID GUST

Australian Veterinary Journal | AUSTRALIAN VETERINARY ASSN | Published : 1984

Abstract

Negative staining electron microscopy was used to identify viruses in 157 normal and 29 diarrhoeal faecal samples collected from 156 dogs admitted to an animal shelter during an 8 month period (March to October) in 1982. Seven distinct viral types were detected: 21-26 nm parvovirus-like particles, 28-31 nm astrovirus-like particles, a previously undescribed 34-35 nm "round" virus particle, coronavirus, coronavirus-like particles ( CVLP ), rotavirus and papova-like virus. Parvovirus-like particles alone were detected in 14 diarrhoeal and 50 normal faeces, astrovirus-like particles in 3 normal faeces, "round" viruses in 4 normal faeces, coronavirus in 2 diarrhoeal and 5 normal faeces, CVLP in ..

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