Seroprevalence of psittacine beak and feather disease in wild psittacine birds in New South Wales

Aust Vet J. 1993 Apr;70(4):137-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-0813.1993.tb06105.x.

Abstract

A haemagglutination inhibition assay was used to detect antibody to psittacine beak and feather disease virus in sera from wild sulphur crested cockatoos (Cacatua galerita), galahs (Eolophus roseicapillus), short-billed corellas (Cacatua sanguinea), eastern long-billed corellas (Cacatua tenuirostris) and other psittacine birds in New South Wales. The seroprevalence of psittacine beak and feather disease ranged from 41% to 94% in different flocks, indicating infection with the virus is widespread in wild populations.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Animals, Wild
  • Antibodies, Viral / blood*
  • Beak / pathology
  • Bird Diseases / epidemiology*
  • DNA Viruses / immunology*
  • Feathers / pathology
  • Hemagglutination Inhibition Tests / veterinary
  • New South Wales / epidemiology
  • Prevalence
  • Psittaciformes*
  • Virus Diseases / epidemiology
  • Virus Diseases / veterinary*

Substances

  • Antibodies, Viral