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Pigeonpox virus

Table of Contents
  1. General Information
    1. NCBI Taxonomy ID
    2. Disease
    3. Introduction
    4. Microbial Pathogenesis
  2. Vaccine Information
    1. Pigeon Pox Live Virus Vaccine (USDA: 1881.10)
    2. Pigeon Pox Live Virus Vaccine (USDA: 1881.12)
    3. Pigeon Pox Live Virus Vaccine (USDA: 1881.14)
  3. References
I. General Information
1. NCBI Taxonomy ID:
10264
2. Disease:
Pigeon Pox
3. Introduction
Pigeonpox virus causes pigeon pox and is spread by mosquitoes and dirty water fountains primarily and not in droppings. Pigeonpox virus is related to other avian pox viruses. The virus is spread via saliva and can be picked up with food, and can also be transmitted directly from an infected bird (Vriends et al., 2005).
4. Microbial Pathogenesis
The virus attacks skin and mucous membrane cells 4-14 days after exposure and create lesions (Vriends et al., 2005).
II. Vaccine Information
1. Pigeon Pox Live Virus Vaccine (USDA: 1881.10)
a. Manufacturer:
Lohmann Animal Health International, Merial, Inc.
b. Vaccine Ontology ID:
VO_0001531
c. Type:
Live vaccine
d. Status:
Licensed
e. Location Licensed:
USA
f. Host Species for Licensed Use:
Birds
2. Pigeon Pox Live Virus Vaccine (USDA: 1881.12)
a. Manufacturer:
Intervet Inc., Lohmann Animal Health International
b. Vaccine Ontology ID:
VO_0001532
c. Type:
Live vaccine
d. Status:
Licensed
e. Location Licensed:
USA
f. Host Species for Licensed Use:
Birds
3. Pigeon Pox Live Virus Vaccine (USDA: 1881.14)
a. Manufacturer:
Intervet Inc.
b. Vaccine Ontology ID:
VO_0001533
c. Type:
Live vaccine
d. Status:
Licensed
e. Location Licensed:
USA
f. Host Species for Licensed Use:
Birds
III. References
1. Vriends et al., 2005: Matthew M Vriends; Tommy E Erskine; Diane Jacky; Michele Earle-Bridges. Pox and Pigeon-Related Viruses. 74-76. Pigeons. 2005. Barron's, Hauppauge, NY.