Treatment of indigestion in poultry

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Treatment of indigestion In Poultry | Part 02

Treatment of indigestion| Calcium Carbonate

Calcium carbonate is a chemical composition having a formula CaC03, which found in rocks as the minerals calcite & aragonite.

It is mostly found in limestone which is to use making poultry feed during manufacturing. It is commonly used in any type of indigestion like simple & chronic indigestion in poultry.

Besides it acts as the other none specific indigestion problem like abdominal discomfort, stomach uptake, simple indigestion in poultry, etc.

It is also an essential part of eggshell deposited at the time of egg formation.

In the medicinal point, it is used as a supplement or as an antacid. But excessive in taking causes a hazardous problem in the intestine in poultry.

Mode of action

Calcium carbonate contains alkali ion known as calcium ion (Ca2+). If we look at the mechanism of the formation of indigestion in poultry intestine, the main culprit is an excess hydrochloric acid (HCL) in the intestine of poultry.

Indigestion In chicken

Look at the intestine of poultry, it looks very thinly, containing gas when birds suffer from excess acid in the gastric juice which damaging layer of the intestine of poultry.

Calcium carbonate contains alkali ion known as calcium ion (Ca2+). If we look at the mechanism of the formation of indigestion in poultry intestine, the main culprit is an excess hydrochloric acid (HCL) in the intestine of poultry.

If we want to neutralize the excess HCL, we need to alkali to neutralize this culprit in the stomach of birds. because, both human & animal body, acid- buffer system always balance each other when both are over in volume.

In addition, calcium carbonate has unique properties to neutralize the HCL which already form in the intestine of poultry, compared to H2 receptors like pantoprazole, rabeprazole that just inhibits the production of HCL, not neutralize the HCl which already form in the intestine in poultry.

Formulation

Calcium carbonate for treating indigestion in poultry
Single preparation of calcium Carbonate is not available but combination of other ingredients to mix to treating indigestion as well as other digestive problems in poultry.

Calcium carbonate is available as an Antacid form in the market for human use. But, it is available with compound other ingredients for the treatment of indigestion in poultry. It is available as a powder form but human preparation also effective to treat indigestion in poultry.

Dosage

There is no exact datum to provide an appropriate dosage of calcium carbonate in the literature.but the writer has been exercising the calcium carbonate at .5 gm/liter in drinking water is effective to cure indigestion in poultry.

See Also

Treatment of indigestion In Poultry | Part 01

Indigestion in Poultry: Causes & Signs

Age Of Laying First Egg In Chicken