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Importance of acute death syndrome in mortalities in broiler chicken flocks.
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PMID:  7082240     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A survey of the weekly causes of mortality was carried out in a flock of 64,000 broiler chickens in Western Australia. Some 6.86% of the flock died or was culled in the period from day-old to slaughter and were examined post mortem. The most important cause of death, acute death syndrome (ADS) (36%), occurred during all weeks of production and 74% of affected birds were male. A comparison of liver biotin content made between 120 ADS-affected birds and 60 clinically normal flockmates established that the bottom status of ADS-affected birds was adequate.
P Steele; J Edgar
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian veterinary journal     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0005-0423     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust. Vet. J.     Publication Date:  1982 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-07-22     Completed Date:  1982-07-22     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370616     Medline TA:  Aust Vet J     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  63-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Biotin / analysis
Death, Sudden
Fatty Liver / mortality,  pathology,  veterinary
Kidney Diseases / mortality,  pathology,  veterinary
Liver / analysis
Poultry Diseases / mortality*,  pathology
Syndrome / veterinary
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