General information on Pseudorabies
Pseudorabies is a fatal disease that infects the dog’s central nervous system. Pseudorabies is caused by a herpesvirus that infects pigs. Almost all cases are the result of the dogs eating contaminated raw pork. It is rare in the United States and bears no hazard to human health. Pseudorabies bears no actual relationship to rabies, however it may be confused due to the intense symptoms of Pseudorabies.
Symptoms of Pseudorabies
The symptoms of Pseudorabies are restlessness, depression, intense itching, violent scratching, biting at the skin, excessive drooling, acts as if something caught in the throat. The dog will stagger, collapse, and fall into a coma. Death occurs within hours.
Treatments for Pseudorabies
There is no available treatment for Pseudorabies. The disease can be controlled by preventing dogs from coming in contact with pigs and never feed raw pork to a dog.
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