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Δοκιμή μεταστροφή : 1-3 ημέρες ή Express 1 ημέρα

Δείγματα : Feather, or Dry blood on paper

Sku: pbfd-bird Κατηγορία:
Θετικό: ο παθογόνος παράγοντας εντοπίστηκε στο παρεχόμενο δείγμα. Αρνητικό: ο παθογόνος παράγοντας δεν εντοπίστηκε στο παρεχόμενο δείγμα.
What is PBFD?
PBFD (Psittacine beak and feather disease) is the most important disease in Psittacids. This disease is widely prevalent in European and American aviculture. It occurs in an acute form and a chronic form.


All Psittacidae

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Be careful. Most birds infected with PBFD have no clinical sign of this disease. Their feathers remain perfect despite the infection.

What to do if my bird is infected by PBFD?
It is strongly advised to separate the bird infected with PBFD from other birds.

Feather shaft constriction.
Beak malformation.

Sign of disease
PBFD in feather

Feathers infected by PBFD virus

Only Psittacidae.
Mainly Cockatoo, African Grey Parrot, Eclectus.




Vertical transmission : parents -> children.
Horizontal transmission : between adult birds.
The virus may be transferred in crop secretions, in feces and in feather dust.

Infection paths

No specific treatment.
A vaccine has been developed, but is not currently available.

PBFD in Liver

PBFD virus in liver

Organism : BFDV Circovirus
Kind : Single-stranded circular DNA
Gene : ORF1
Method : EP PCR

Method of analysis

Viral DNA extraction

DNA multiplication of PBFD by PCR

Reading the result of the PBFD

Τύπος δείγματος

Εδώ είναι ο κατάλογος των διαφόρων τύπων δειγμάτων που γίνονται αποδεκτά για αυτή τη δοκιμή:
  • Φτερό
  • Ξηρό αίμα σε χαρτί

Παράδειγμα πιστοποιητικού για τη δοκιμή: PBFD

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  • PBFD article in Wikipedia. Read the article
  • A universal polymerase chain reaction for the detection of psittacine beak and feather disease virus. I. Ypelaar, M.R. Bassami, G.E. Wilcox, S.R. Raidal Veterinary Microbiology 68 (1999) 141±148. Read the article
  • Review of psittacine beak and feather disease and its effect on Australian endangered species. aidal SR, Sarker S, Peters A. Aust Vet J. 2015 Dec;93(12):466-70. Read the article
  • Psittacine beak and feather disease: a first survey of the distribution of beak and feather disease virus inside the population of captive psittacine birds in Germany.Rahaus M, Wolff MH. J Vet Med B Infect Dis Vet Public Health. 2003 Oct;50(8):368-71. Read the article


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