Bulletin Volume 356-372

Bulletin Volume 356-372

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... the writers, principally because of failure to diagnose the disease previous to post-mortem examination. Prevention. If it were possible to determine which birds were unable to use the high-protein foods of present-day ration, it might be possible to so alter those rations as to avoid the development of gout cases. General statement. Probably the number of cases occurring in any flock in one season will be relatively small and their occurrence should not cause needless alarm. On the other hand, poultrymen should be familiar with the general nature of the disease and the cause, in order to be able to explain certain conditions found on post-mortem examination of the fowls. Generally, it would seem that the occasional appearance of either form of this disease should be taken as a sign of an individually weak specimen. If any large number of birds develop gout it should mean that the ration is unbalanced. Nervous Group Apoplexy and Congestion of the Brain-Disease No. 17 During hot weather fowls are susceptible to the effects of overheating, particularly if they are rather closely confined without facilities with which to keep them as cool as possible. Some poultry flocks are practically without shade during the summer months and their houses are poorly ventilated. In such cases the writers have come across numerous fowls affected by the extreme temperature. Causes. Hot weather, poor ventilation, lack of shade, lack of water, and extreme temperature. Symptoms and effects. In cases of congestion of the brain, which is an engorgement of the blood vessels of the brain, the fowls become dizzy, more or less helpless, and frequently die suddenly. Just prior to death the head parts become very dark in color. In apoplexy the condition goes a step...
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  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236789334
  • 9781236789334