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62159343 Poultry Diseases and Their Treatment

62159343 Poultry Diseases and Their Treatment

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Introduction

A condition occurring worldwide in chickens, especially caged layers and with acomplex set
of causes including excessive calories, mycotoxins, deficiency and stress.

Signs

Overweight typically by 25%.
Sudden death.
Sudden drop in egg production.
Some birds with pale comb and wattles.

Post-mortem lesions

Obesity.
Headparts pale.
Liveryellow, greasy and soft with numerous haemorrhages.
Death by internal exsanguination after rupture of haematocyst.

Diagnosis

Lesions, history.

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Treatment

Reduce energy intake, supplement with choline, vitamin E, B12and inositol.

Prevention

Feed to avoidobesity, avoid mycotoxins and stress.

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