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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2016 | Volume: 19 | Issue: 8-9 | Page No.: 352-359
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2016.352.359
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A Trial Diagnosis of Ascites Syndrome in Broiler Chickens

Wuyi Liu

Background: Ascites syndrome is currently a serious disease issue for the global chicken industry. Ascites syndrome is a metabolic disorder frequently found in fast growing broilers including abdominal distention and standing fluid collection in chicken abdomen. It is one of the most common nutrition metabolic disorders. Materials and Methods: In this study, the clinical diagnosis technology of broiler ascites symptoms mainly included the trial inquiry of feeders and administrators, local observation, detection of farm gas and faeces and pathological autopsy. Results: The study investigated the case of broiler ascites syndrome of local commercial broiler chickens at the age of 4-5 weeks to reduce outburst of ascites syndrome in broiler chickens. Through the trial clinical diagnosis of broiler ascites symptoms and pathological autopsy and observation, it came to the definite diagnosis of broiler ascites. Subsequent investigation found that the rearing houses were closed and sealed with poor ventilation and a high breeding density and much ammonia gas. Conclusion: Under the comprehensive management and drug treatments, there were 800 chickens found ill and later came back to normal from illness after the treatments, except for the death of 38 sick chickens. The appetite and drink of broiler chicken came to normal gradually.
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Wuyi Liu , 2016. A Trial Diagnosis of Ascites Syndrome in Broiler Chickens. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 19: 352-359.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2016.352.359






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