Of course understanding the causes of the ascites syndrome and the role of acidifiers will help to control the case and decease loss and improve growth performance and decreases in mortality rates, carcass condemnations, as well as benefits in alleviating ascites. This article is beneficial in this regard and gave a new tool to control this case.
Good article about ascites in poultry. Role of mycotoxin in this syndrome and utility of liquid toxin binder need to be assesed.
We would like to know the ammount of Biotronic® SE added in the feed and for how many days and what was the cost involved of addingBiotronic® SE ... is it beneficial... 'cause to me it seems ineffective and cost to profit ratio may be o the lower side.
The article about Ascites by Renata Urbaityte, from Biomin is an informative study which depicts only microbial concern ascites but does not throw light on the microbial load of feed under test. The trial feed is being offered throughout the trial period which will be a cost concern. The nutrient density of the feed along with microbial count should also be mentioned to check for other causes of ascites. The Mentioned Product should be compared with other available products in the market regarding controlling ascites. Overall the article along with pictures is an article of great interest.
The article about Ascites is an article of great interest. Chinese herb medicine is very useful to treat Ascites in broilers.
Yes, food acidity may terminate ascites, because It optimizes the enzymatic activity, highly phytase which reduces the serum protein responsible the leakage rate of water to the natural cavities the Agency But sodium bicarbonate reduces frequency of appearance with ascites . so we must to choice after visting the broillers what chiks need at this moment , azcide or basique additionaly in the water . i think its not interessting to go on with food acid from day to death in brolleirs . wez should to control the necanisme feeding every day and take a decision in different situation .
It is an excellent article. There is another reason of ascities and that is salty water or water which have high concentration of Sodium and Chlorides. Recently I have experienced a case in which all other perameters were ok but still there was ascities problem in broilers. The birds were drinking a water which have 250 ppm Sodium and 120 ppm Chlorides concentration. Farmers/growers are requested to to check their water for Na and Cl concentrations. If these are on higher sides they can have reverse osmosis plants installation at their farms to prevent this problem or nutritionist can adjust Na and Cl in feed formulation to overcome the problem. QX strain also produces ascities like symtoms because of accumulation of wate in oviduct and apperently it looks like ascities if not seen carefully. Dr. Munawar Ali
In Pakistan the incidance of ascities mostly occur in winter. I think it is mostly due to poor ventilation and where high energy feed is offered. As Dr. Munawar Ali mention The level of Sodium and Chloride Ions also play a vital role. As every one knows Na ion is responsible for hypertention (more load on HEART), resulting in dialation of heart. Which causes accumulation of fluid in the cavity.
Etiology of ascites is varied but its prevalence more particularly at high altitude geographic region is key concern for some poultry breeds. As rightly pointed out by Dr.Munawar & Dr.Ali, the excess level of sodium & chloride ion in water as well as in compound feed containing fish meal was another key reason to elevate metabolic disorder like Ascites. Since replacement of fish meal is available in modern feed formulation, water quality should be analyzed to check the level of Sodium chloride Ions. Since in country like ours the Ammonia is also major factor to elevate ascites condition in birds, dietary acidification with low inclusion rate and a product like “LIITERON” – The litter conditioner to reduce ammonia of litter could control causative organism as well as emission of ammonia in poultry farm.
The symptoms and pathological lesions seen in ascites may be because of multiple factors. The etiology is complex and the prevention and treatment has to be case specific
The ascites article would have imporved if actual bacteriological data was reported.
Nice work, It is known that Ascites has multiple etiology and it is increasing in broilers due to fast growth and high stocking density. on the basis of my experience on Cobb birds, Ascites can be significantly reduced by realization of Cobb-500 lighting program ( Broiler lighting program) with better performance. farmer can customize that according to their climate as well as expected performance of birds. -Dr. Om Pratap Singh
Ascities or water belly in poultry is an interesting and informative article. I agree Mr K.S Arora that there are multiple factors involved. These factors are both managemental as well as nutritional.If we will diagnose an ascities bird than we will see different symptoms, for example, difficult in breath, accumulation of fluid in the abdomen, excess straw colourd pericardial fluid, pale liver with rounded edges etc. I think that the main reason is improper ventilation , due to high growth of broiler, metabolism of bird increased than bird require more oxygen for inhalition, the lungs work more and not fulfil the bird oxygen requirement.THe organ of the bird dilate and accumulation of fluid in different organs.So increase the ventilation and decrease the ammonia level in the shed. The second reason is the nutrition for example, use of toxic meat and bone meal, excess salt in feed and water, Toxic fat or vagetable oil, vitamin E defficiency and high range of aflatoxin. Dr. Sohail Ahmad (Pakistan)
Realy its a very nice article because Ascites is a hot issue here in pakistan. Regards! Dr. Anjum