Parrot Reovirus Detection for Birds
ANIMAL GENETICS OFFERS PCR TESTING FOR PARROT REOVIRUS IN BIRDS.
Reovirus is a, single-celled, intestinal, Reoviruses were first isolated from chickens in 1954. This isolate (Fahey-Crawley) produces viral arthritis/tenosynovitis when inoculated into chickens.
The newest reported problem in chickens associated with a reovirus is neurological signs, which may include: incoordination, tremors, twisted necks, or twitches.
For PCR testing, samples from suspected birds are collected with fresh cloacal and fecal samples. For best results multiple specimens collected over period of time are recommended.
Environmental samples can also be submitted to help evaluate the environment.
As with any genetic test, new mutations may occur in the organisms genome that could affect the assay. Therefore, it may be difficult to detect new or different subtypes. Sample collection plays a pivotal part in the overall accuracy of the test, so please use caution and follow the instructions carefully.
No known treatment.