HPAI H5N8 Outbreak in Commercial Pekin Ducks in California (2472_2)
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H Shivaprasad DVM
University of California, Davis

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HPAI H5N8 was diagnosed in 4-week-old commercial Pekin ducks in a flock 10,000 with a history of depression, lethargy, neurological signs and increased mortality. Histopathology revealed encephalitis, myocarditis, pancreatitis and hepatitis and immunohistochemistry confirmed AI nucleoprotein in these organs. qRT-PCR confirmed AI in the cloacal swabs, livers, spleens, lungs, pancreas.