ThePoultrySite Quick Disease Guide
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A condition of chickens associated with increased intestinal motility. Coccidiosis, worms and other forms of enteritis are predisposing factors.
- Mainly sudden deaths.
- Telescoping of the bowel, usually in the lower small intestine; it may actually protrude at the vent and be cannibalised.
Typical post-mortem lesions
As appropriate for the underlying disease condition.
Control of coccidiosis and other causes of intestinal inflammation. Careful attention to feeding practices to avoid anticipation of feed arrival if on restricted feeding.