Silver nanoparticles composition for treatment of distemper in dogs

Nina Bogdanchikova, Roberto Vázquez-Muñoz, Alejandro Huerta-Saquero, Antonio Pena-Jasso, Gildardo Aguilar-Uzcanga, Paola L. Picos-Díaz, Alexey Pestryakov, Vasilii Burmistrov, Oxana Anatolievna Martynyuk, Roberto Luna-Vazquez-Gomez, Horacio Almanza

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Canine distemper is caused by the canine distemper virus (CDV), a paramyxovirus of the genus Morbillivirus, with a worldwide distribution. Canine distemper is a multisystem disease, potentially fatal. Affected organisms may develop clinical or subclinical infections, among them respiratory, gastrointestinal and of the nervous system. In the present work, we use a veterinary pharmaceutical composition of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) for the treatment of distemper in dogs with neurological and nonneurological symptoms. AgNPs treatment of animals with non-neurological distemper provides a very high rate of recovery without sequelae. However, in dogs with neurological symptoms, AgNPs treatment was not able to reverse the disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-237
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Nanotechnology
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • AgNPs treatment
  • Canine distemper virus
  • CDV
  • Distemper virus
  • Silver nanoparticles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Bioengineering

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