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Fatty Liver Haemorrhagic Syndrome
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By Paul McMullin
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A condition occurring worldwide in chickens, especially caged layers and with a complex set of causes including excessive calories, mycotoxins, deficiency and stress.
- Overweight typically by 25%.
- Sudden death.
- Sudden drop in egg production.
- Some birds with pale comb and wattles.
- Headparts pale.
- Liver yellow, greasy and soft with numerous haemorrhages.
- Death by internal exsanguination after rupture of haematocyst.
Reduce energy intake, supplement with choline, vitamin E, B12 and inositol.
Feed to avoid obesity, avoid mycotoxins and stress.