Indigestion in Poultry: Causes & Signs

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Indigestion in Poultry

Indigestion in poultry and its causes, as well as clinical signs, widely exist in the world. This is the most common problem in the poultry industry.

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It is also known as dyspepsia, dyspepsia, hyperacidity, acidity, heartburn. Indigestion means feed remains undigested in the intestinal tract of Poultry. This is a common problem in the field. It is the most economical condition for farmers who are involved in poultry farming.

proper body weight gain, feed FCR, the overall performance of birds are also associated with indigestion. Indigestion has great economic effects for small-scale farmers in livestock & Poultry.

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Causes & Signs

Among general causes, some infectious agents causing indigestion. But one point is common for all causes indigestion in gizzard, crop, and stomach.

If the crop infection, for instance, the pendulous crop which the most is common for poultry, poultry became go off feed partially leading indigestion.

Predisposing Factors

In gizzard, the chemical substances called gizzerosine which is mostly secreted from infected gizzard in poultry. for this reason, faulty feed turning has occurred, that indigestive digestive feed is seen in the letter of poultry which is the predominant sign of indigestion.

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in the intestine, several infectious agents and non-infectious agents are responsible for causing indigestion of poultry. imbalance of crude protein increased or decreased the amount of protein, the dusty particle is mostly common in the case of non-infectious of indigestion of poultry.

Classification of causes

sources of causing indigestion mainly divided into classes in the field. but in comparison, metabolic causes are dominant in poultry indigestion. below we discuss in shortly-

A) Metabolic Causes

Common metabolic causes consumption of excess carbohydrate, lower protein supplied excess supplemental calcium, soil, dust and in the feed, etc.

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B) Infectious Causes

Some infectious disease is salmonellosis, escherichia coli, fowl typhoid, Newcastle disease, Avian influenza, are causing indigestion.

A) Metabolic Causes

Indigestion After debeaking

Enteritis after debeaking in poultry

birds became anorexic & HCL secretion increased then normal thus causes increased peristalsis movement

Indigestion After Changing feed

Its isolated from 60 weeks laying farm where sudden changes of feed & downgrade egg production.

Excessive mucus mixed with uric acid leads to an alteration of intestinal environmental changes.

Mycotoxin in feed

Greenish color faeces in poultry

Bile colored feces most characteristic signs of indigestion when decreased consumption of feed

The excessive carbohydrate in feed

disgestive disturbance in poultry

It stimulates excess HCL secretion in intestinal villi thus causes increased peristalsis movement

diarrhea in faeces

Diarrhea is often seen with excess mucus which caused along by gram-negative bacteria in the feces of poultry

thin shell & egg breakage  in chicken

Thin & pale eggshell due to nutrients come out by feces during indigestion of chicken

B) Infectious Causes

Necrotic Enteritis

Feed ingredients remain unchanged in feces

Acidiosis in poultry

Feces not coiled but spread throughout the surface after defecation

diarrhea in faeces

Diarrhea is often seen with excess mucus in feces

chicken eggs paints by faeces in digestive problems

Eggs painting with feces which indicates Enteritis in Poultry

dyspepsia in poultry

Eggs contain variable color due to birds affected by indigestion

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Newcastle disease

faeces of Newcaslte disease

fully greenish color due to shedding virus in the intestinal tract in poultry

See also other clinical symptoms of Indigestion

Indigestion In Poultry

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Treatment depends on according to causes of indigestion. metabolic indigestion can be solved by replacing feed concurrently with other medications.

Treatment of indigestion in chicken Part 01

the common drugs are using to resolve indigestion such as calcium propionate, sodium propionate, Gentian powder, sodium Molibdate, copper sulfate, ferrous sulfate which is available in combination with commercial preparation.

Infectious type indigestion solves by according to the causal agent.

Treatment of indigestion in chicken Part 02

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