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How fresh does a stool sample need to be to run a parvo te

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How fresh does a stool sample need to be to run a parvo test?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 6 years ago.

We don't use a fecal sample to test for parvo. We take a q-tip type device and swab the inside of the rectum.

It does sound like parvo and I would get her in asap. With aggressive IV fluids, IV antibiotics and GI protectants we get a > 90% survival with parvo.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
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