publication . Article . 2017

First identification of Herpesvirus infections among endemic and exotic psittacines in Mexico

Turral Ramírez, Ma. Montserrat; Córdova Ponce, Rodolfo; González Ruíz, Cynthia; Castañeda Aceves, Graciela; Marín Flamand, Ernesto; Garrido Fariña, Germán; Ramírez Álvarez, Hugo;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2017
  • Publisher: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia
Abstract: The illegal trafficking of exotic birds such as parrots is now the third most lucrative business in the world and has been a problem for several years. As a result of this trafficking, there has been an increase in the emergence of exotic diseases. Herpesvirus is a pathogen of psittacines that has not been identified in Mexico to date. Through the use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays and pathological analyses, the present study demonstrates the presence of herpesvirus in endemic and exotic psittacines in Mexico. The study was based on 50 birds, with clinical signs of herpervirus infection, and 45 clinically healthy birds. DNA samples were obta...
free text keywords: Herpesvirus, Psittacines, Proctodeum Cells, PCR, Histopathology
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