Parvoviral myocarditis in a 5-week-old Dachshund

Tara A. Sime, Lisa L. Powell, Julie C. Schildt, Erik J. Olson

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OBJECTIVE: To describe a case of myocarditis associated with naturally occurring canine parvovirus type 2 (CPV-2).

CASE SUMMARY: A 5-week-old male intact Dachshund dog presented for acute respiratory distress. Limited diagnostic tests prior to the dog experiencing cardiopulmonary arrest included a lateral thoracic radiograph, which indicated cardiomegaly and diffuse unstructured pulmonary infiltrate. Necropsy was performed and results identified a lymphoplasmacytic myocarditis with positive CPV-2 immunohistochemistry within the myocardium.

UNIQUE INFORMATION PROVIDED: This report describes the natural occurrence of CPV-2-associated myocarditis. In addition to highlighting this rare form of canine parvovirus, cardiomyopathy in survivors of the acute viral myocarditis phase is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)765-769
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of veterinary emergency and critical care (San Antonio, Tex. : 2001)
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015

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© Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society 2015.


  • CHF
  • CPV
  • canine
  • congestive heart failure
  • dog
  • parvo


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