thumbnail

Research note: the isolation of a herpes virus from captive cranes with an inclusion body disease

Avian Diseases

By:
,

Links

Abstract

A viral agent, identified as a herpesvirus and tentatively called 'inclusion body disease of cranes' (IBDC), was isolated from captive cranes involved in a die-off at the International Crane Foundation near Baraboo, Wisconsin. Preliminary animal susceptibility tests, based on experimental infections, suggested that White Pekin ducklings up to 17 days old and adult coots were susceptible to the IBDC virus whereas 16-day-old White Leghorn chicks and 64-day-old Muscovy ducks were not. No serum antibody to IBDC virus was detected in 95 wild sandhill cranes collected in Wisconsin or Indiana in 1976 and 1977. However, 9 of 11 captive cranes in the affected area at the ICF had antibody to this agent.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Research note: the isolation of a herpes virus from captive cranes with an inclusion body disease
Series title:
Avian Diseases
Volume
24
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1980
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
p. 278-283
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Avian Diseases
First page:
278
Last page:
283
Number of Pages:
6