Avian Polyomavirus (APV)
About this test
Avian polyomavirus (APV) primarily affects young birds. There are two primary forms of the disease based on species affected: budgerigar fledgling disease and a no budgerigar polyoma infection. Both are characterized by per acute to acute death of pre weaned neonates. Adult birds typically are resistant to infection; they will seroconvert and shed the virus for up to 90 days, then clear the infection. The incubation period is 7–10 days.