Accession Number : AD0713566

Title :   INVESTIGATION OF A NEW DISEASE OF MILITARY DOGS,

Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Nims,Robert M. ; Huxsoll,David L. ; Hilderbrandt,Paul K. ; Walker,Jerry S.

Report Date : 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : In July 1968, an epizootic of a fatal hemorrhagic disease, characterized by unilateral or bilateral epistaxis, began in U. S. military dogs in Southeast Asia. The disease appeared to be the same as Tropical Canine Pancytopenia (TCP) described by the British in military dogs in Singapore as early as 1963, and was similar to a disease reported by the French in military dogs in Tunisia. A coordinated investigation of the disease was initiated with the objective of determining the cause and nature of the disease and means of control. The results from these investigations are summarized in this report.

Descriptors :   (*DOGS, *DISEASES), (*VETERINARY MEDICINE, DOGS), (*RICKETTSIACEAE, DISEASES), HEMORRHAGE, ANEMIAS, LEUKOCYTES, HEMATOLOGY, FEVERS, PATHOLOGY, HISTOLOGY, INFECTIONS, CHEMOTHERAPY, TETRACYCLINES, BLOOD DISEASES, ETIOLOGY, INFECTIOUS DISEASES, DISEASE VECTORS, TICKS, MILITARY MEDICINE, SOUTHEAST ASIA

Subject Categories : Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE