Submitted by admin on Tue, 08/26/2008 - 15:40
Skin (legs): Multiple acute ecchymoses
This image was taken 3 days post experimental inoculation with highly pathogenic avian influenza. One of the most frequent findings associated with HPAI is swelling and hemorrhages of the legs and feet. Here, ecchymotic hemorrhages are present on the skin over the intertarsal (hock) joint.
There are numerous, coalescing red areas in the subcutaneous tissues surrounding the intertarsal joint.
White Leghorn SPF
The photograph was taken 3 days post inoculation. The bird was experimentally inoculated with highly pathogenic avian influenza virus on 3/2/08 at Plum Island Animal Disease Center. The inoculation was performed in the caudal thoracic air sac with strain A/CK/PA/469/3-84/H5N2, using 0.25ml.
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