Demonstration of rotavirus and rotavirus-like virus in the intestinal contents of diarrheic pheasant chicks.

D. L. Reynolds, K. W. Theil, Y. M. Saif

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations


Intestinal content samples from four flocks of pheasant chicks experiencing diarrhea and increased mortality were evaluated using immune electron microscopy and genome electropherotyping techniques. Enteric viruses serologically and electropherotypically indistinguishable from turkey rotaviruses and turkey rotavirus-like viruses (RVLVs) were detected. Rotavirus-only infections, RVLV-only infections, and simultaneous rotavirus and RVLV infections were demonstrated in these flocks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)376-379
Number of pages4
JournalAvian diseases
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1987


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Animals
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

Cite this