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Poultry, Horses, Guinea Pigs. Cats and Dogs

Two-hundred turkey, 200 chickens, and 200 ducks were found to be negative for PCV1-specific antibodies as determined by an IFA (Allan et al. 1994). Rodríguez-Arrioja et al. (2003) tested 20 poultry by ISH. All were found negative for PCV2-specific nucleic acids. Ellis et al. (2001) tested sera from 100 Canadian horses for PCV-antibodies by ELISA and found no evidence of PCV2- or PCV1-specific antibodies. Seven horses were negative by ISH for PCV2-specific antibodies and 21 horses were negative for PCV2-specific antibodies by IPMA (Rodríguez-Arrioja et al., 2003). Three Guinea pigs and 21 dogs were negative for PCV2-nucleic acids by ISH, and 13 dogs and 15 cats were negative for PCV2-antibodies by IPMA (Rodríguez-Arrioja et al., 2003).

References:

Allan GM, Phenix KV, Todd D, McNulty MS: Some biological and physico-chemical properties of porcine circovirus. Zentralbl Veterinarmed B. 41:17-26, 1994

Ellis JA, Konoby C, West KH, Allan GM, Krakowka S, McNeilly F, Meehan B, Walker I: Lack of antibodies to porcine circovirus type 2 virus in beef and dairy cattle and horses in western Canada. Can Vet J. 42:461-464, 2001

Rodríguez-Arrioja GM, Segalés J, Domingo M, Plana-Duran J: Lack of PCV-2 infection in non-porcine species in Spain. Vet Rec. 153:371-37, 2003a

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