Because signs in the sick animals sent for quarantine inspection were similar to those in Aleutian mink disease, we first used AMDV-specific counter-immunoelectrophoresis (CIEP) (5) to test serum samples of six 3-month-old sick raccoon dogs from farm A.
Aleutian mink disease virus in furbearing mammals in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Lipidosis, Aleutian mink disease
virus, and catarrhal enteritis also were diagnosed in the mink (online Technical Appendix Table).
Aleutian mink disease
virus (AMDV) is currently the only member of the genus Amdovirus in the family Parvoviridae; it can infect diverse breeds of farmed and feral mink, in addition to other mustelids (e.g., ferrets, otters), raccoons, and foxes (1,2).
Protides of the mustelidae: immunoresponse of mustelids to Aleutian mink disease
Autonomous parvoviruses, such as Aleutian mink disease
virus (AMDV), cause a broad spectrum of diseases in animals and man.