Weekly Presentation Phase III (Canine Distemper Virus (CDV): An Unknown Threat To Nepal’s Wildlife)

On April 22, 2022 International Veterinary Students Association NPI ( IVSA NPI ) had successfully organized a Presentation Program on focusing on the health issues targeting effects caused by Canine Distemper Virus on wildlife of Nepal.

In canines CDV affects several body systems, including the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts and the spinal cord and brain. Common symptoms include high fever, eye inflammation and eye/nose discharge, labored breathing and coughing, vomiting and diarrhea, loss of appetite and lethargy, and hardening of nose and footpads. The viral infection can be accompanied by secondary bacterial infections and can present eventual serious neurological symptoms. Canine distemper is a highly contagious virus caused by the paramyxovirus. It is seen in dogs around the world, but it can also affect ferrets, racoons, skunks, grey foxes, and many other animals.

IVSA NPI would like to thank presenter Mr. Aayush Poudel for his excellent and informable presentation and we would also like to thank for the valuable presence of NVSA NPI Vice president Mr.Pradip Thapa ,program coordinator Mr. Aayush Adhikari and every students who participated and enhanced their knowledge.