Clinical and pathologic responses of American crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos) and fish crows (C.
Species susceptibility has been shown to differ within various avian families (7), including birds in the family Corvidae, of which, for example, the fish crow (Corvus ossifragus) was less susceptible to lethal WNV infection (23).
West Nile virus antibody prevalence in American crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos) and fish crows
(Corvus ossafragus) in Georgia, U.
West Nile virus quantification in feces of experimentally infected American and fish crows
Host-range restriction of chimeric yellow lever-West Nile vaccine in fish crows
Poor sensitivity occurred in most raptors, Mourning Doves (Zenaida macroura), Fish Crows (Corvus ossifragus), and American Robins (Turdus migratorius).
Poor VecTest sensitivity was also recorded in small numbers of Mourning Doves (Zenaida macroura) (0/6), American Robins (Turdus migratorius) (3/16), and Fish Crows (Corers ossifragus) (2/10).
A DNA vaccine for West Nile virus (WNV) was evaluated to determine whether its use could protect fish crows (Corvus ossifragus) from fatal WNV infection.
After an acclimatization period of approximately 1 month, the 10 crows in group 1 (9 fish crows and 1 American crow [C.
were bled daily after 7 dpi for an additional 4 days to investigate whether viremias may endure >7 days (Table 3).
We collected postmortem specimens from 20 corvids, including 12 American Crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos), 4 Fish Crows
(Corvus ossifragus), and 4 Blue Jays (Cyanocitta cristata), that had died (or in one case had been euthanized after becoming moribund) after experimental infection with the New York 1999 strain of WNV.
However, American Crows, Blue Jays, and Fish Crows
, members of the Corvid family, which was most affected by the WN virus outbreak in 1999, were a top priority for submission, followed by raptors and house sparrows.