Un réovirus a été identifié comme étant l'agent responsable de maladie chez des jeunes oies

Translated title of the contribution: Reovirus identified as cause of disease in young geese

Vilmos Palya, Róbert Glávits, Mihály Dobos-Kovács, Éva Ivanics, Eörsné Nagy, Krisztián Bányai, Gábor Reuter, György Szucs, Ádám Dán, Mária Benko

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The pathology, epizootiology and aetiology of a specific disease of young geese, which has been seen in Hungary for more than three decades, were investigated. The disease was characterised by splenitis and hepatitis with miliary necrotic foci during the acute phase, and epicarditis, arthritis and tenosynovitis during the subacute/chronic phase. Clinical signs usually appeared at 2 to 3 weeks of age and persisted for 3 to 6 weeks. From different organs of the affected birds, a reovirus was isolated in embryonated eggs and tissue cultures of Muscovy duck or goose origin, as well as in Vero cells. In experimental infections, the dominant features of the disease were reproduced in day-old and young goslings. The biological and partial molecular characterisation of one of the isolated strains (D15/99) showed that it was related to the reovirus described as the cause of a similar disease of Muscovy ducks. An RT-PCR method suitable for the detection of reoviruses was also elaborated and tested. This is the first report on the involvement of reovirus in arthritis of geese.

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)129-138
Number of pages10
JournalAvian Pathology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Animals
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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