Document Detail

Litter impaction of the lower intestinal tract in male broiler breeders.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17039852     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Increased mortality occurred among males in a house of 26-wk-old broiler breeders. A severe impaction of the lower intestinal tract, because of litter, was found on necropsy in two of three recently dead cockerels. Litter could be seen in the markedly distended vent of the most affected bird. This bird also had feces and litter in the body cavity because of a ruptured small intestine. Both birds had extensive urate and fecal soiling of feathers around the vent. Other visceral organs were normal except for lack of fat around the base of the heart and decreased myocardial tone. Impaction of the lower intestinal tract in these birds most likely resulted from eating litter because of a change in feeding regimen, which caused confusion and feed competition among male birds.
Kristen Roza; Michael Martin; H John Barnes
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Avian diseases     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0005-2086     ISO Abbreviation:  Avian Dis.     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-16     Completed Date:  2006-11-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370617     Medline TA:  Avian Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  460-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Poultry Health Management Team, Department of Population Health and Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27606, USA.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Floors and Floorcoverings*
Housing, Animal*
Intestinal Obstruction / etiology,  pathology,  veterinary*
Poultry Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*,  pathology

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  West Nile virus-associated mortality events in domestic Chukar partridges (Alectoris chukar) and dom...
Next Document:  Predation as a cause of neurologic signs and acute mortality in a pheasant flock.