Experimental infection of juvenile domestic and Canada geese with two different clades of H5N1 high pathogenicity avian influenza virus.

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Eighteen-day-old domestic geese (Anser anser f. domestica) and 3-week-old Canada geese (Branta canadensis) were experimentally infected with 10(6) EID50/bird of H5N1 high pathogenicity avian influenza (HPAI) virus isolates belonging to clades 1 and 2.2. Clinical signs were observed in all of the groups and included listlessness, inappetence, marked incoordination, torticollis, paralysis and lethargy. Mortality reached 100% (Canada geese) and 40-50% (domestic geese). During necropsy, congestion and hemorrhagic lesions were most often observed. Histopathological lesions were located in multip…

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