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Avian Dis. 2009 Dec;53(4):568-73.

Presence of avian bornavirus RNA and anti-avian bornavirus antibodies in apparently healthy macaws.

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Animal Genetics Inc., 1336 Timberlane Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312, USA. siwo@avianbiotech.com

Abstract

Recently a novel avian bornavirus has been described that has been suggested to be the possible etiological agent for proventricular dilatation disease or macaw wasting disease. This article describes two macaws that shed avian bornaviral RNA sequences and demonstrated anti-avian bornavirus antibodies as revealed by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and Western blot, yet are free of outward clinical signs of the disease.

PMID:
20095158
DOI:
10.1637/8828-040209-Reg.1
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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