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1 July 1969 SEROLOGIC STUDY OF SOME INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF CANADA GEESE
S. F. PALMER, D. O. TRAINER
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Abstract

A serologic study was conducted to investigate the exposure of captive and free-flying Canada geese (Branta canadensis) to five arboviruses, chlamydiae and Mycoplasma gallisepticum. Of more than 1200 serums screened in the metabolic-inhibition test (MIT), no serums neutralized eastern encephalitis virus (EEV), less than 1% neutralized western (WEV) or Venezuelan (VEV) encephalitis viruses, 2% neutralized St. Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV), and 29% neutralized California encephalitis virus (CEV). Supplementary serologic procedures indicated that a nonspecific inhibitor probably caused inhibition of CEV in the MIT.

Fifty-six per cent of 197 serums had hemagglutination-inhibition titers of 1:80 or higher against M. gallisepticum and were considered “positive”. Two hundred and eight serums were negative for complement-fixing antibody against chlamydiae.

PALMER and TRAINER: SEROLOGIC STUDY OF SOME INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF CANADA GEESE
S. F. PALMER and D. O. TRAINER "SEROLOGIC STUDY OF SOME INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF CANADA GEESE," Bulletin of the Wildlife Disease Association 5(3), 260-266, (1 July 1969). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-5.3.260
Published: 1 July 1969
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