Seroprevalence of avian pneumovirus in Minnesota turkeys

Sagar M. Goyal, Dale Lauer, Keith Friendshuh, David A. Halvorson

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)700-706
Number of pages7
JournalAvian diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2003


  • Avian influenza
  • Avian pneumovirus
  • Incidence
  • Minnesota
  • Seroprevalence
  • Turkeys


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