Canine Corona Viral Enteritis
It is an infectious disease of dogs characterized by enteritis caused by canine corona virus and transmitted by fecal oral route. Infected dog shed the virus intermittently for months after recovery.
Vomiting and diarrhea generally appear 1-3 days after initial exposure. The symptoms are a result of the virus infecting the cells covering the upper two-thirds of the villi lining the small intestine.
Definite diagnosis can be carried out by detection of the viral antigen in intestine or feces or a sample is examined under the electron microscope for detection of the characteristic viral particles.
Supportive treatment is usually sufficient to assure a complete recovery.
A sick dog should be placed in a warm, comfortable environment and monitored for dehydration.
In cases involving severe vomiting or diarrhea, intravenous fluids may be given.