Duck viral enteritis in domestic muscovy ducks in Pennsylvania

Avian Diseases
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Abstract

Duck viral enteritis (DVE) outbreaks occurred at two different locations in Pennsylvania in 1991 and 1992. In the first outbreak, four ducks died out of a group of 30 domestic ducks; in the second outbreak, 65 ducks died out of a group of 114 domestic ducks, and 15 domestic geese died as well. A variety of species of ducks were present on both premises, but only muscovy ducks (Cairina moschata) died from the disease. On necropsy, gross lesions included hepatomegaly with petechial hemorrhages, petechial hemorrhages in the abdominal fat, petechial hemorrhages on the epicardial surface of the heart, and multifocal to coalescing areas of fibrinonecrotic material over the mucosal surface of the trachea, esophagus, intestine, and cloaca. Histologically, the liver had random multifocal areas of necrosis and eosinophilic intranuclear inclusion bodies in hepatocytes. DVE virus was isolated and identified using muscovy duck embryo fibroblast inoculation and virus neutralization.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Duck viral enteritis in domestic muscovy ducks in Pennsylvania
Series title Avian Diseases
DOI 10.2307/1591927
Volume 37
Issue 4
Year Published 1993
Language English
Publisher American Association of Avian Pathologists
Contributing office(s) National Wildlife Health Center
Description 5 p.
First page 1142
Last page 1146
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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