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- Martens, Johanne M.; Stokes, Helena S.; Eastwood, Justin R.; Raidal, Shane R.; Peters, Andrew; Berg, Mathew L.; Walder, Ken; Magrath, Michael J. L.; Bennett, Andrew T. D.
- Emu 2019 v.119 no.4 pp. 402-406
- Beak and feather disease virus; Psittaciformes; animal pathogens; antibodies; biodiversity; bird diseases; blood; disease control; feathers; hosts; immune response; parrots; viral load; wildlife diseases; Victoria (Australia)
- ... Beak and feather disease virus (BFDV) is a globally distributed pathogen of psittacine birds. In Australia, it is thought to be the dominant pathogen of Psittaciformes, and it is listed as a ‘key threatening process to biodiversity’. Infection with BFDV can cause serious and often fatal disease. However, knowledge on BFDV infection persistence in wild hosts is scarce. We investigated this in 55 wi ...
- González-Hein, Gisela; Gil, Isabel Aguirre; Sanchez, Rodolfo; Huaracan, Bernardo
- Journal of avian medicine and surgery 2019 v.33 no.2 pp. 141-149
- Aves polyomavirus 1; Beak and feather disease virus; beak; bird diseases; birds; feathers; genes; genetic variation; hosts; polymerase chain reaction; Chile
- ... Avian polyomavirus disease and psittacine beak and feather disease (PBFD) are both contagious viral diseases in psittacine birds with similar clinical manifestations and characterized by abnormal feathers. To determine the prevalence of Aves polyomavirus 1 (APyV) and beak and feather disease virus (BFDV) in captive, exotic psittacine birds in Chile, feathers from 250 psittacine birds, representing ...