Canine kobuvirus

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Canine kobuvirus is an endemic picornavirus that can cause gastroenteritis in dogs[1].

Kobuviruses are known to infect cattle, pigs and humans[2][3].

This virus has only recently been reported in dogs and is an uncommon cause of diarrhea in dogs.

No specific treatment is required as this is usually a self-limiting disease[4].


  1. Reuter G et al (2011) Kobuviruses - a comprehensive review. Rev Med Virol 21(1):32-41
  2. Yamashita, T et al (2003) Isolation and characterization of a new species of kobuvirus associated with cattle. J Gen Virol 84:3069-3077
  3. Reuter, G et al (2008) Candidate new species of kobuvirus in porcine host. Emerg Infect Dis 14:1968-1970
  4. Carmona-Vicente N et al (2013) Phylogeny and prevalence of kobuviruses in dogs and cats in the UK. Vet Microbiol Feb 26