Treatment of indigestion| Calcium Carbonate
Treatment of indigestion in chicken is an easy task by the chemical originated drugs called calcium carbonate. besides, infectious causes of indigestion in chicken, treatment is also done of non-infectious sources.
Calcium carbonate is a chemical composition having the 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 the eggshell deposited at the time of egg formation.
In the medicinal point, it is used as a supplement or as an antacid. But excessive taking causes a hazardous problem in the intestine in poultry.
Mode of action
Calcium carbonate contains an alkali ion known as calcium ion (Ca2+). If we look at the mechanism of the formation of indigestion in the poultry intestine, the main culprit is excess hydrochloric acid (HCL) in 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 the poultry intestine, the main culprit is excess hydrochloric acid (HCL) in the intestine of poultry.
If we want to neutralize the excess HCL, we need an 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 forms in the intestine of poultry, compared to H2 receptors like pantoprazole, rabeprazole which just inhibits the production of HCL, not neutralize the HCl which already form in the intestine 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.
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.