Antibodies of Pullorum and Newcastle Disease Virus in Pheasants

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1963
Authors:Andrews, RD, Haugen, AO, Quinn, LY
Journal:The Journal of Wildlife Management
Volume:27
Issue:2
Date Published:1963
ISBN Number:0022541X
Keywords:Coturnix, Coturnix coturnix, Phasianidae, Phasianus, Phasianus colchicus
Abstract:Whole-blood saturated serodiscs and fluid serum collected from 446 wild and 435 game-farm Iowa pheasants (Phasianus colchicus) were tested for pullorum disease, Newcastle disease, Eastern and Western equine encephalomyelitis, PPLO disease (pleuropneumonia-like organisms), infectious bronchitis, and quail bronchitis (CELO). Serum samples from three pheasants on private game farms were positive to tests for Newcastle disease, whereas samples from wild pheasants were all negative. Four serum samples from pheasants on private game farms were suspect for pullorum, and 15 pullorum-positive whole-blood samples were secured from wild birds. A limited number of samples were tested for other diseases; 2 of 61 were positive for Eastern equine encephalomyelitis and 7 of 65 to CELO. All 93 samples tested for Western equine encephalomyelitis, infectious bronchitis, and PPLO were negative.
URL:http://www.jstor.org/stable/3798401
Short Title:The Journal of Wildlife Management
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