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Title: Nat Geo article on PBFD and the Cape Parrot
Post by: grey782163 on December 27, 2012, 11:00:44 pm
http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/12/18/a-doomsday-virus-for-endangered-parrots/


Title: Re: Nat Geo article on PBFD and the Cape Parrot
Post by: Sondra on December 28, 2012, 03:36:16 pm
A Vaccine? I wonder if it will work.

Thanks for the info.


Title: Re: Nat Geo article on PBFD and the Cape Parrot
Post by: grey782163 on December 28, 2012, 03:46:28 pm
There is a vaccine in use already in Australia, but not approved in the US. That they think they could make it a species specific vaccine is nothing short of amazing!


Title: Re: Nat Geo article on PBFD and the Cape Parrot
Post by: BuffaloParrot on December 28, 2012, 06:59:05 pm
Great info and touching..


Title: Re: Nat Geo article on PBFD and the Cape Parrot
Post by: Sondra on December 28, 2012, 07:43:01 pm
I knew about an experimental vaccine in Australia, but didn't know it really worked. That is so fantastic!


Title: Re: Nat Geo article on PBFD and the Cape Parrot
Post by: grey782163 on December 28, 2012, 08:38:38 pm
It still is experimental, but has shown good results in open trials. Response has been really good in cockatoos, which are one of hte most succeptible groups