We have already discussed the casual agents & etiology and clinical signs of gout in poultry. But, We are going to elucidate postmortem findings of gout in poultry.
It obviously needs a diagnosis of gout in poultry. Without performing postmortem, we can not differentiate actually etiology of gout in poultry.
Organs Identifying In Postmortem Findings
Postmortem findings of gout in poultry is a non-specific organ to organs. It means postmortem lesions are seen in multiple organs including kidneys. Identifying of deposition of uric acid in various organs is a key point of postmortem findings in a gout of poultry.
but one system of poultry severely affected and it is considered to be more specific which is a kidney.
Other internal organs for instance air sac, heart, liver, gizzard, peritoneum, small and large intestine are affected fully in some cases. Besides, in some others cases urate deposit in few organs including kidney.
Lesion Types of postmortem findings
It is basically divided into two types to identifying the lesion properly in a naked eye in the field during the postmortem of gout in poultry.
1. Visceral Urate Deposition
besides, two system, the lower respiratory tract is affected such as the air sac and a cardiovascular system like the heart also affected.
2. Articular Urate Deposition
It is is a sporadic problem of little economic importance in poultry. the periarticular tissue is white due to urate deposition, and white semi-fluid deposits of urates may be found.
In chronic cases, urate precipitates also can be observed in the comb, wattles, trachea, etc.