Hematology of vaccinated and non-vaccinated long-billed corellas following infection with beak and feather disease virus (BFDV)

Nicolai Bonne, Phillip Clark, Patrick Shearer, Margaret Sharp, Shane Raidal

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Abstract

The hematological characteristics of juvenile long-billed corellas (Cacatua tenurostris), with or without prior administration of a psittacine beak and feather disease vaccine, were studied for 97 days after experimental infection with beak and feather disease virus (BFDV). It was found that the pre-challenge hematological values were similar between vaccinated and non-vaccinated corellas. Most pre-challenge parameters were comparable to previously reported values of other cockatoos and psittacine birds. Significant differences were seen in both groups when comparing pre-challenge values with post-challenge values for total and differential leukocyte concentrations, but packed cell volume and total serum protein were not significantly affected by BFDV challenge.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-359
Number of pages7
JournalComparative Clinical Pathology
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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