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Continued... SCWDS BRIEFSA Quarterly Newsletter from the

Summary: Continued...
SCWDS BRIEFSA Quarterly Newsletter from the
Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study
College of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602 Phone (706) 542-1741
Gary L. Doster, Editor FAX (706) 542-5865
Geese as Sentinels for AIV
During the past two years, we have been
evaluating Canada geese as sentinels for
detecting areas where avian influenza virus
(AIV) transmission is occurring by comparing the
prevalence of AIV antibodies in Canada geese
to prevalence of AIV isolated during previous
studies on dabbling ducks. Serum samples from
3,207 Canada geese were collected with the
assistance of numerous state and federal wildlife
agencies during the summers of 2008 (947) and
2009 (2260) from nine states (Georgia,
Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New


Source: Altizer, Sonia M.- Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia


Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology