A diagnostic study on columbid circovirus infection.

  title={A diagnostic study on columbid circovirus infection.},
  author={Dirk Soike and Kim Hattermann and K S Albrecht and Joaquim Segal{\'e}s and Mariano Domingo and Corinna Schmitt and Annette Mankertz},
  journal={Avian pathology : journal of the W.V.P.A},
  volume={30 6},
A systematic study was performed to examine the frequency of columbid circovirus (CoCV) infection in diseased young pigeons submitted for necropsy and its relevance to pigeon health. Existing diagnostic methods were compared. Among 176 diseased young pigeons examined, CoCV infection was detected in 83 cases using negative contrast electron microscopy. Histopathological examination allowed a clear diagnosis in only 42 pigeons. Therefore, a polymerase chain reaction assay and an in situ… CONTINUE READING
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