A serosurvey of greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) in Nevada, USA

Nancy L. Sinai, Peter S. Coates, Katelyn M. Andrle, Chad Jefferis, Carlos G Senties-cue, Maurice E. Pitesky

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To better understand the potential avian diseases in Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) in the Great Basin in Nevada, US, we collected 31 blood samples March–April 2014 and tested for antibodies to eight viruses and two bacteria. Specifically, sera were tested for antibodies to avian leukosis virus type A, B, and J (ALV-A, ALV-B, and ALV-J, respectively), infectious bursal disease virus, infectious bronchitis virus, reticuloendothelial virus, avian influenza virus (AIV), West Nile virus, Pasteurella multocida (PM), and Salmonella enterica serovar Pullorum. Serum antibodies against ALV-A and -B (1/31, 3%), ALV-J (5/31, 16%), PM (1/31, 3%), and AIV (2/31, 6%) were detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). While ELISA tests used have only been validated in domestic poultry, the serologic data should be used as a potential indicator of the range of bacterial and viral infectious agents that can infect the Greater Sage-grouse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-139
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Wildlife Diseases
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Avian influenza
  • Centrocercus urophasianus
  • Greater Sage-grouse
  • Infectious disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology


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