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African Journal of Biomedical Research
Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
ISSN: 1119-5096
Vol. 3, No. 3, 2000, pp. 191-192
Bioline Code: md00053
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2000, pp. 191-192

 en Short communication - SEROLOGICAL SURVEY OF INFECTIOUS BURSAL DISEASE VIRUS ANTIBODIES IN CATTLE EGRETS, PIGEONS AND NIGERIAN LAUGHING DOVES
O. A. FAGBOHUN, A.A. OWOADE, D.O. OLUWAYELU & F.O. OLAYEMI

Abstract

A total of 15 sera samples from cattle egrets ( Ardeola ibis check for this species in other resources ), 30 from pigeons ( Columba livia check for this species in other resources ) and 30 from Nigerian laughing doves ( Streptopelia senegalensis check for this species in other resources ) were screened for antibodies to infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) using the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Three (20%) samples from cattle egrets were positive for antibodies to IBDV while 11(36.7%) samples were positive for pigeons. There was no positive sample for antibody to IBDV in Nigerian laughing doves. These observations indicate that cattle egrets and pigeons could be carriers or reservoir of IBDV.

Keywords
Antibody. Infectious bursal disease. ELISA, Cattle egrets. Pigeons. Doves.

 
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