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Unformatted text preview: count was so low and because no parasites were found. While waiting for the virus test results, the puppy was isolated and hospitalized with intravenous fluids (inserted within vein) and medications to fight off bacteria were given so a secondary bacterial infection would be avoided. Twelve hours later, the pup died. An examination of the dead tissues in the intestines, showed signs of loss of the small projections in the intestine that aid in absorption of nutrients and dead flat tissue. The virus tests came back and the pup was positive for canine parvovirus. The facility were the pup was kept was sterilized to prevent the virus from spreading and the owners were told to do the same, and to vaccinate future pups....
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- Spring '10