PBFD: Diagnosis and vaccination

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Adult and nestling cockatoos were vaccinated with an experimental inactivated PBFD vaccine. PBFDV antibody responses of adult and nestling cockatoos were comparable to those induced by primary-oil emulsion vaccination regimen using Freund's adjuvants. Both vaccines protected galah and sulphur-crested cockatoo
nestlings but accelerated the development of natural disease in 5 birds. Un-vaccinated control chicks developed severe acute PBFD within 4 weeks of challenge, probably from PBFDV-induced hepatitis since high concentrations of PBFDV were detected in their livers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAssociation of Avian Veterinarians Australasian Committee Annual Conference
Number of pages225
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 1994


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