Q. What is the best way to prevent pargo? Also, are there any serious counter-indications to pargo medications?

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A. Prevention should be aimed at limiting exposure to the virus, adequate disinfection and vaccination. Vaccination is effective, however interference with maternal antibodies can cause vaccination ineffectiveness and since this can occur until 18 weeks of age, some vets will prefer to repeat it every 3 to 4 weeks until then.

Prognosis is good when dehydration and sepsis are treated and the first 3-4 days are the most critical, with survivors usually recovering rapidly.

There are no counter-indication to most medications currently used to treat parvo.

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