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The Use of Fecal Transplantation to Treat Canine Parvovirus Infection

Canine parvovirus (CPV) infection can cause high mortality in young dogs, especially if left untreated. The virus damages crypt cells of the intestinal microvilli, resulting in increased permeability of the gut and hemorrhagic diarrhea. Fecal microbial transplantation (FMT) from healthy donors has been used to treat human patients with chronic Clostridium difficile infection, and similar…