Observations on detection, excretion and transmission of pigeon circovirus in adult, young and embryonic pigeons.

@article{Duchatel2006ObservationsOD,
  title={Observations on detection, excretion and transmission of pigeon circovirus in adult, young and embryonic pigeons.},
  author={Jean Pierre Duchatel and Daniel Todd and Joan A. Smyth and Juli{\'a}n Bustin and H U Vindevogel},
  journal={Avian pathology : journal of the W.V.P.A},
  year={2006},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={30-4}
}
Infections with pigeon circovirus (PiCV) occur in young racing pigeons and pigeons raised for meat production and have been reported worldwide, but relatively little is known about the disease induced by PiCV infection. The aim of this study was to investigate how PiCV is transmitted. Using a sensitive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, the presence of PiCV was investigated in a wide range of samples from adult pigeons, embryos, breeders and young birds, which were derived from a racing loft… CONTINUE READING

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