Herpes virus in puppies

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  1. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I have a litter of puppies that are 60 hours old. I believe that they are infected with the canine herpes virus (nose virus). This AM they were fine, but are fading fast. Is there anything that I can do? I have raised the temps in the whelping box to 100 degrees F. Everything that I have read indicates that in such situations puppy mortality is generally 100 %. HELP!
     
  2. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make a call to your vet immediately. Good luck!
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Needless to say, that was my first contact. His response, "Raise the temperature and pray." I don't pray for such things, but I raised the temperature in the whelping box. One pup has died, another is lethargic, but the largest and strongest has resumed nursing. Hopefully, I can save her.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    In a time span of 8 hours two out of three pups went from vigorously nursing to dead. The third pup, so far, continues to nurse, and at 4 days of age has doubled in size. I had a similar situation about 40 years ago and at that time lost 5 of 6 pups in a 12 hour period. The 'nose virus' is rampant at field trials in my area right now, and 7 of my 10 dogs have evidenced symptoms. It must be an extremely virulent variant as even a 12 year old b*tch who has been all over the country evidenced symptoms.
     
  5. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very sorry for your loss. Terrible disease. [​IMG]
     
  6. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    I'm so sorry to hear about this Sourland. I hope the last puppy makes it ok.
     
  7. donrae

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    Did that last pup make it?
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    She is 8 days old today, and appears to be thriving.
     

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