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Trial results promising for curing puppies' parvo
By DAVE KOLPACK
— Jun. 1, 2014 9:54 PM EDT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota company that discovered an antibody technology while trying to cure flocks of dying geese is using its research for a more warm and fuzzy purpose: saving puppies.

Early tests performed on about 50 puppies in seven states for Grand Forks-based Avianax have resulted in a 90 percent cure rate for canine parvovirus, which spreads through animal waste and direct contact between dogs, usually at kennels, shelters and shows. Some puppies die from the virus and others are euthanized because the antibiotics and other medicine needed to treat it can be too expensive — sometimes up to $2,000 — and take too long...

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/trial-results-promising-curing-puppies-parvo

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