CANINE VIRAL ENTERITIS – OLD AND NEW PATHOGENS
Canine viral eneritis is a frequent problem in clinical veterinary practice. From the discovery of canine parvovirus in the late 1970s to the present day, viruses have been one of the most common causes of diarrhea, especially in younger categories of dogs. The following primary causes of eneritis in dogs are most often isolated: parvovirus types 1 and 2, corona and rota virus. Modern molecular methods of diagnosis in the feces of dogs have proven the presence of new viruses, which lead to milder forms of enteritis (circoviruses, picornaviruses, astroviruses, calici and paramyxoviruses) in dogs. The presence of the virus in the feces of dogs with symptoms of diarrhea was proven in 40– 60% of the examined samples.