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1 July 2003 Seroprevalence of Avian Pneumovirus in Minnesota Turkeys
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Avian pneumovirus (APV) causes respiratory tract infection in turkeys and was first seen in the United States in Colorado in late 1996. In early 1997, the disease was recognized in Minnesota and caused estimated losses of up to $15 million per year. This virus has not been reported in the other turkey producing states. We here report the seroprevalence of APV in Minnesota from August 1998 to July 2002. The average rate of seroprevalence has been 36.3% (range = 14.2%–64.8%). A seasonal bias was observed, with peak incidences in the fall and spring. A higher rate of seropositivity was observed in counties with the highest concentration of turkeys.

Sagar M. Goyal, Dale Lauer, Keith Friendshuh, and David A. Halvorson "Seroprevalence of Avian Pneumovirus in Minnesota Turkeys," Avian Diseases 47(3), 700-706, (1 July 2003). https://doi.org/10.1637/6037
Received: 2 August 2002; Published: 1 July 2003
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