Six common buzzards from a bird rescue centre showed wart-like lesions on their toes. The lesions consisted of multiple crusty and proliferative nodules surrounded by skin swelling. Histologically, epithelial cell hypertrophy and hyperplasia with ballooning degeneration and large intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies consistent with avipoxvirus infection were seen. The virus was isolated in embryonated chicken eggs. Positive chorioallantoic membranes and samples of skin lesions were submitted for polymerase chain reaction.Molecular characterization based on the 4b core protein indicates a 100% homology of the isolated poxvirus with avian poxviruses belonging to subclade A2. However, analysis of fpv 139 locus does not reveal similarities of the isolate with other avian poxviruses.

Epornitic of avian pox in common buzzards (Buteo buteo) : virus isolation and molecular biological characterization / T. Rampin, G. Pisoni, G. Manarolla, D. Gallazzi, G. Sironi. - In: AVIAN PATHOLOGY. - ISSN 0307-9457. - 36:2(2007), pp. 161-165. [10.1080/03079450701216647]

Epornitic of avian pox in common buzzards (Buteo buteo) : virus isolation and molecular biological characterization

T. Rampin
Primo
;
G. Pisoni
Secondo
;
G. Manarolla;D. Gallazzi
Penultimo
;
G. Sironi
Ultimo
2007

Abstract

Six common buzzards from a bird rescue centre showed wart-like lesions on their toes. The lesions consisted of multiple crusty and proliferative nodules surrounded by skin swelling. Histologically, epithelial cell hypertrophy and hyperplasia with ballooning degeneration and large intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies consistent with avipoxvirus infection were seen. The virus was isolated in embryonated chicken eggs. Positive chorioallantoic membranes and samples of skin lesions were submitted for polymerase chain reaction.Molecular characterization based on the 4b core protein indicates a 100% homology of the isolated poxvirus with avian poxviruses belonging to subclade A2. However, analysis of fpv 139 locus does not reveal similarities of the isolate with other avian poxviruses.
Common buzzard ; avian pox ; Avipoxvirus ; molecular characterization
Settore VET/03 - Patologia Generale e Anatomia Patologica Veterinaria
Settore VET/05 - Malattie Infettive degli Animali Domestici
Article (author)
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.
Pubblicazioni consigliate

Caricamento pubblicazioni consigliate

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/2434/42039
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? 4
  • Scopus 15
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 14
social impact