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- Rahaus, Markus; Wolff, Manfred H.
- Journal of veterinary medicine. Series B. 2003 v.50 no.8 pp. 368-371
- Beak and feather disease virus; beak, etc ; DNA; birds; feathers; polymerase chain reaction; surveys; Germany; Show all 8 Subjects
- ... Psittacine beak and feather disease (PBFD) is the most common viral disease of wild and captive psittacine birds. Here, we designed the first survey to investigate the existence of subclinical infections and the distribution of the causative agent named beak and feather disease virus (BFDV) inside the population of captive psittacine birds in Germany. DNA was isolated from feathers of 146 symptom- ...