canine distemper

noun

Examples of canine distemper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Sherman Animal Shelter temporarily closed to quarantine its pups due to a canine distemper outbreak, police said in a May 28 news release. Kate Linderman, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 29 May 2024 Diseases including canine distemper and a form of plague wiped out ferrets and prairie dogs alike. Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Apr. 2024 The species is the planet’s rarest wild dog, threatened by habitat loss and diseases caught from domestic dogs, such as canine distemper and rabies. Carlyn Kranking, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Jan. 2024 Hamilton County animal shelter pauses on-site adoptions after multiple dogs test positive for canine distemper virus Currently, the Northside shelter is home to about 200 dogs, Anderson says, and pausing on-site adoptions may affect those numbers. Mary Lebus, The Enquirer, 7 Apr. 2023 According to media spokesperson Ray Anderson, the dogs tested positive for canine distemper virus, an illness that primarily affects unvaccinated dogs and puppies. Mary Lebus, The Enquirer, 7 Apr. 2023 These animals were left on the ranch where they were closely monitored until a plague and canine distemper outbreak caused population numbers to plummet to 18. Jake Frederico, The Arizona Republic, 3 Mar. 2023 San Antonio Animal Care Services is warning the public about high rates of a contagious dog disease known as canine distemper. Gabriella Ybarra, San Antonio Express-News, 16 Feb. 2023 Assessing populations from across North America, and in Yellowstone National Park in particular, the team revealed that black wolves retain a stronger resistance to canine distemper virus (CDV), an acute and frequently fatal infection from the same family of viruses that causes measles and mumps. Sam Walters, Discover Magazine, 12 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of canine distemper was in 1929

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“Canine distemper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/canine%20distemper. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

canine distemper

noun
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