Canine respiratory coronavirus: an emerging pathogen in the canine infectious respiratory disease complex

Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2008 Jul;38(4):815-25, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.cvsm.2008.02.008.


Infectious respiratory disease in dogs is a constant challenge because of the involvement of several pathogens and environmental factors. Canine respiratory coronavirus (CRCoV) is a new coronavirus of dogs, which is widespread in North America, Japan, and several European countries. CRCoV has been associated with respiratory disease, particularly in kenneled dog populations. The virus is genetically and antigenically distinct from enteric canine coronavirus; therefore, specific tests are required for diagnosis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Coronavirus Infections / diagnosis
  • Coronavirus Infections / epidemiology
  • Coronavirus Infections / veterinary*
  • Coronavirus Infections / virology
  • Coronavirus, Canine / pathogenicity*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Dog Diseases / diagnosis
  • Dog Diseases / epidemiology
  • Dog Diseases / prevention & control
  • Dog Diseases / virology*
  • Dogs
  • Female
  • Male
  • Respiratory Tract Infections / diagnosis
  • Respiratory Tract Infections / epidemiology
  • Respiratory Tract Infections / veterinary*
  • Respiratory Tract Infections / virology