CANINE ENTERIC CORONAVIRUS
Canine enteric coronavirus primarily causes intestinal disease in dogs. The virus does not affect people or other species and is unrelated to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in humans. Canine enteric coronavirus is found worldwide and has been reported in Australian dogs since the 1980s. The illness is transmitted by direct contact and contaminated droppings. It is generally a mild disease of dogs but if you suspect your dog may have contracted this disease you should contact your vet immediately.
Canine enteric coronavirus and a number of other infectious diseases in dogs can be prevented with good hygiene and biosecurity practices and owners should take appropriate hygiene precautions when moving dogs and people between kennels. It is important people seek veterinary advice on vaccination.