Use of an inactivated virus vaccine to control polyomavirus outbreaks in nine flocks of psittacine birds

J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1998 Mar 1;212(5):685-90.


Nine flocks of psittacine birds were examined because of sudden death of neonates. In each flock, cause of death was determined to be polyomavirus infection, by means of DNA testing and in situ hybridization. Contaminated areas of aviaries were cleaned and disinfected, and vaccination programs, using a recently approved inactivated polyomavirus vaccine, were instituted. Use of the vaccine was found to be safe and efficacious.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bird Diseases / epidemiology
  • Bird Diseases / prevention & control*
  • Disease Outbreaks / veterinary*
  • Polyomavirus / immunology*
  • Polyomavirus Infections / epidemiology
  • Polyomavirus Infections / prevention & control
  • Polyomavirus Infections / veterinary*
  • Psittaciformes*
  • Vaccination / veterinary
  • Vaccines, Inactivated
  • Viral Vaccines*


  • Vaccines, Inactivated
  • Viral Vaccines