Viral infection kills stray dogs on Pulau Ubin
Pet owners advised against taking dogs there, urged to vaccinate them
Published on Aug 18, 2012 6:00 AM
Do not take your dog to Pulau Ubin.
The advice comes from the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) which said on Friday that several dogs were recently found dead on that island.
A post-mortem on one dog indicated it was afflicted with canine distemper virus (CDV), a contagious viral infection that affects the lungs, gut and nervous system.
Infection comes from contact with droplets, urine or faeces and objects contaminated with the discharge of an infected animal.
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