A total of 217 faecal samples were collected from the dogs suspected for canine parvovirus infection over a period of 6 months from March - August, 2012. The faecal samples were screened by HA, HI tests and Scan VetTM PARVO kit. Out of 217 dog faecal samples screened, 72 samples were positive for CPV infection with an overall prevalence of 33.17 percent. Breed wise analysis of data indicated that highest prevalence (43.75%) in Spitz and least prevalence (28.71%) in Mongrel. CPV infection in relation to age, was highest (40.74%) in 0-6 months and least (10%) in above 1year old dogs. Sex wise analysis of data revealed the higher prevalence (37.30%) in male dogs than female (27.47%) dogs. Month wise prevalence of CPV infection revealed highest prevalence (48.97%) in the month of July and lowest (20%) in the month of March. The prevalence of CPV infection was high (35.41%) in un-vaccinated dogs than the vaccinated dogs (16.00%).
Canine parvo viral infection, Dogs, Prevalence, Tirupati