A serosurvey of Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) in Nevada, USA

Journal of Wildlife Diseases
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To better understand the potential avian diseases in Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) in the Great Basin in Nevada, we collected 31 blood samples March–April 2014 and tested for antibodies to eight viruses and two bacteria. Specifically, sera were tested for antibodies to avian leukosis virus type A, B, and J (ALV-A, ALV-B, and ALV-J, respectively), infectious bursal disease virus, infectious bronchitis virus, reticuloendothelial virus, avian influenza virus (AIV), West Nile virus, Pasteurella multocida (PM), and Salmonella enterica serovar Pullorum. Serum antibodies against ALV-A and -B (1/31, 3%), ALV-J (5/31, 16%), PM (1/31, 3%), and AIV (2/31, 6%) were detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). While ELISA tests used have only been validated in domestic poultry, the serologic data should be used as a potential indicator of the range of bacterial and viral infectious agents that can infect the Greater Sage-grouse.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title A serosurvey of Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) in Nevada, USA
Series title Journal of Wildlife Diseases
DOI 10.7589/2015-10-285
Volume 53
Issue 1
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher Wildlife Disease Association
Publisher location Lawrence, KS
Contributing office(s) Western Ecological Research Center
Description 4 p.
First page 136
Last page 139
Country United States
State Nevada
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