Isolation of an apathogenic immunogenic strain of duck enteritis virus from waterfowl in California

Avian Dis. 1984 Jul-Sep;28(3):641-50.


A herpesvirus isolated from waterfowl dying of duck enteritis (DE) was tentatively designated the Sheridan-83. It was serologically related to the original Holland and Lake Andes (LA) strains of duck enteritis viruses (DEV). Other biological characteristics indicated that the Sheridan-83 was more closely related to the Holland strain than to the LA virus. The Sheridan-83 was nonpathogenic to ducks, and ducks inoculated with this virus developed resistance to challenge with the virulent strain LA.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antibodies, Viral / biosynthesis
  • Bird Diseases / microbiology*
  • California
  • Ducks* / immunology
  • Enteritis / microbiology
  • Enteritis / veterinary*
  • Herpesviridae / immunology
  • Herpesviridae / isolation & purification*
  • Herpesviridae / pathogenicity
  • Herpesviridae Infections / microbiology
  • Herpesviridae Infections / veterinary*
  • Immunization / veterinary
  • Liver / microbiology
  • Poultry Diseases / microbiology*
  • Spleen / microbiology


  • Antibodies, Viral