VITAMIN B2 DEFICIENCY IN POULTRY

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VITAMIN B2 DEFICIENCY IN POULTRY

Post by 9jamusicbox1 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:13 am

The hypovitaminosis B2 (riboflavin deficiency) is characterized with impaired oxidation processes and dystrophic changes in the peripheral nerves. The typical clinical sign are curled toes due to paralysis. In the beginning, the toes are slightly flexed and chickens tend to stand on their hocks. In moderate cases, a marked leg weakness and toe flexion in a different extent are observed.
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In severe cases, the toes are completely curled downward and inward and complete weakness of legs is present. A considerable improvement and relief could be expected if the treatment is initiated in the initial stage of the disease. Water soluble vitamins, that are easily utilized, are recommended.
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Re: VITAMIN B2 DEFICIENCY IN POULTRY

Post by admin » Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:20 am

VITAMIN E DEFICIENCY CAN BE DEADLY IN POULTRY

The deficiency of vitamin E in poultry is manifested in three different forms: encephalomalacia, muscular dystrophy and exudative diathesis. Each of them is usually encountered independently, although sometimes they occur at a time. Encephalomalacia (crazy chick disease). The signs are associated to the central nervous system lesions. They include ataxia, disequilibrium, falling on the back, frequent movements with the wings, strongly stretched legs (clonic spasms) and twisting of the head ). Rarely, torticolis or opisthotonus could be observed. :idea:
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Re: VITAMIN B2 DEFICIENCY IN POULTRY

Post by dewalesegun » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:17 am

Encephalomalacia is usually observed at the age of 15-30 days but could be also present as early as after the 7th day, as well as after the 56th day of life. Pathoanatomically, oedema, haemorrhages and colliquative necroses are detected in the cerebellum. In the majority of cases, the haemorrhages vary from hardly perceptible to petechial.

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