4. Circovirus Infections

  1. Dolores Gavier-Widén3,4,
  2. J. Paul Duff5 and
  3. Anna Meredith6
  1. Daniel Todd BSc (Hons), PhD1 and
  2. Christian Gortázar Dr2

Published Online: 30 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118342442.ch4

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

How to Cite

Todd, D. and Gortázar, C. (2012) Circovirus Infections, in Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe (eds D. Gavier-Widén, J. P. Duff and A. Meredith), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118342442.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 3

    National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Uppsala, Sweden

  2. 4

    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

  3. 5

    Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency, (AHVLA) Diseases of Wildlife Scheme, Penrith, UK

  4. 6

    Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute - Stormont, Belfast, UK

  2. 2

    IREC National Wildlife Research Institute, (CSIC - UCLM - JCCM), Ciudad Real, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 31 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199056

Online ISBN: 9781118342442



  • circovirus infections;
  • Circoviridae, CAV type species of genus Gyrovirus;
  • circovirus infections in wild birds;
  • avian circovirus diseases, avian host feather abnormalities;
  • high virus levels, lymphocyte depletion/immunosuppression;
  • feather loss and beak deformities, BFDV infections in psittacines;
  • PCR, tests in screening populations for circovirus;
  • avian circoviruses, host-specific, human infection highly improbable;
  • PCV2, aetiological of PMWS;
  • PMWS role in population dynamics of managed wild boar


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Circovirus Infections in Wild Birds

  • Circovirus Infection in Wild Boar

  • References