Morphogenesis of enteric lesions induced by group D rotavirus in ringneck pheasant chicks (Phasianus colchicus).

@article{Haynes1994MorphogenesisOE,
  title={Morphogenesis of enteric lesions induced by group D rotavirus in ringneck pheasant chicks (Phasianus colchicus).},
  author={Joseph S. Haynes and Donald L Reynolds and Jane A Fagerland and Andrew S. Fix},
  journal={Veterinary pathology},
  year={1994},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={74-81}
}
Eight day-old male and female ringneck pheasants (Phasianus colchicus) were inoculated with group D rotavirus and necropsied at 4, 7, and 11 days post-inoculation. The intestinal tracts were examined by light and electron microscopic and immunohistochemical methods. By 4 days post-inoculation, 2/3 (66%) inoculated birds were stunted and had diarrhea and dilated intestines. Intestinal villi were shortened, and many villous enterocytes were partially detached from the lamina propria. Crypts were… CONTINUE READING

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