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

Bonne, N., Clark, P., Shearer, P., Sharp, M. and Raidal, S. (2009) Hematology of vaccinated and non-vaccinated long-billed corellas following infection with beak and feather disease virus (BFDV). Comparative Clinical Pathology, 18 (4). pp. 353-359.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00580-009-0811-1
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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.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Springer Verlag
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/7989
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