The Canine Parvo Virus Pandemic

D. E. Larsen, DVm Prologue Canine Parvo Virus first emerged in Europe in 1976. It was felt to result from a mutation in the feline panleukopenia virus (feline distemper virus). Canine Parvo Virus was highly contagious and a sturdy virus that survived in the environment for months. By 1978 the virus had spread worldwide, causingContinue reading “The Canine Parvo Virus Pandemic”

If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

D. E. Larsen, DVM A group of us younger veterinarians were seated around a table at lunch during the state Veterinary Medical Association meeting when Ed stopped by to visit. Ed was head of the large animal hospital at the new veterinary school that was just getting off the ground at Oregon State University. AfterContinue reading “If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It”