Characterization of a herpesvirus associated with tracheitis in Gouldian finches (Erythrura [Chloebia] gouldiae).

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Severe tracheitis and bronchitis were identified in two fatal cases of respiratory disease affecting a flock of Gouldian finches (Erythrura [Chloebia] gouldiae). Intranuclear inclusion bodies in epithelial cells of the upper respiratory tract were identified in samples from two birds. Electron microscopic examination showed that the inclusions consisted of… (More)

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@article{Wellehan2003CharacterizationOA, title={Characterization of a herpesvirus associated with tracheitis in Gouldian finches (Erythrura [Chloebia] gouldiae).}, author={James F. X. Wellehan and Mihai Gagea and Dale A. Smith and William M. Taylor and Yohannes Berhane and Dorothee Bienzle}, journal={Journal of clinical microbiology}, year={2003}, volume={41 9}, pages={4054-7} }