Pathogenicity of three avian influenza viruses for Leghorn hens of different ages.

Pronounced host effects on clinical responses to influenza virus infection were not observed in any of seven trials in which young (26-43 weeks) and olf (65-94 weeks) leghorn hens were inoculated with low pathogenic subtype H5N2, H4N8, or H3N2 virus. In two of seven trials, where hens were infected with H4N8 or H3N2 virus, morbidity rates were slightly… CONTINUE READING