Bornavirus


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Bornavirus

A small nonsegmented, negative-sense, single-stranded RNA virus, which infects a broad range of warm-blooded animals and is capable of replicating within the host nuclus.
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Pathology and diagnosis of avian bornavirus infection in wild Canada geese (Branta canadensis), trumpeter swans (Cygnus buccinatoi) and mute swans (Cygnus olor) in Canada: a retrospective study.
But bornavirus and other RNA "viruses all look like they are relatively young, which doesn't make any sense," says Michael Emerman, a virologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.
Depending on the bird's condition and health concerns, I may discuss or recommend bornavirus testing.
PCR for parts of the large viral polymerase and the nucleocapsid protein genes of avian bornavirus was performed as described (11).
Proventricular dilatation disease and avian bornavirus as a possible cause.
The M gene sequences of the samples 281-01 and H03-2080, however, were only 71% to 82% identical to any other known bornavirus sequence.
Nine hundred and fifty-five pathology cases collected in Ontario between 1992 and 2011 from wild free-ranging Canada geese, trumpeter swans, and mute swans were retrospectively evaluated for the pathology associated with avian bornavirus (ABV) infection.
Important omissions include discussion of the nervous system in the "Clinical Anatomy and Physiology" chapter, a more-complete description of proventricular dilatation disease (including ocular and nervous system lesions beyond gastrointestinal disease and the proven relationship to Bornavirus, which were all available at the time of publication), and emergency drugs and doses in the "Formulary.
Fertilized eggs were obtained from 4 pairs of sun conures (Aratinga solstitialis) infected with avian bornavirus (ABV) genotype 2, as determined by the sequence of the P24 gene.
Abstract: Avian bornavirus (ABV) is a known cause of proventricular dilatation disease in parrots and encephalitis in waterfowl and is a significant cause of both morbidity and mortality in captive birds.
Proventricular dilatation disease (PDD) is a fatal, progressive neurological disorder of psittacine birds, which is caused by a single-stranded RNA virus, the avian bornavirus (ABV).