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Date: February 27, 2022

A case from 32 days old broiler with swollen and fatty liver, swollen kidney and hydropericardium alone with this lesion. Daily mortality 12-15 birds (fz: 3500) and in increasing rate.Please suggest the dx & Rx?

Nabil Tanios Nabil Tanios
prof. Poultry Diseases
May 13, 2022
Proventriculitis could be the causes virus eg. Reo adeno, IBD, IB virus. could be bacterial origin eg.
clostridium or other causes as biogenic amines,copper sulfate toxicity and mycotoxicosis.
May 17, 2022

There have been recent issues with proventriculitis due to sodium bicarbonate contaminated with flouride.

May 19, 2022
Might be due to adenoviral and or Reoviral involvement if you are getting similar findings in all other birds
Ertugrul Yakisik Ertugrul Yakisik
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
May 19, 2022
Hi everybody, in this case I see enlarged of proventriculus with feed and shrunked gizzards which are empty. May I ask firstly, do you make fasting program, and do you use fine feed or bad pellet quality ? If both no, we can focus other factors such as mycotoxine and especially Adeno virus.
Nabil Tanios Nabil Tanios
prof. Poultry Diseases
May 19, 2022
Ertugrul Yakisik
Mash feed could enhance in older age of broilers proventriculitis by indirect ways as stasis of feeds could increase Hcl
Claude Toudic Claude Toudic
Technical Manager
May 19, 2022
There are probably several factors.
2 main culprits:
1) infectiuous "proventriculitis" caused by a mix of more or less identifieed virus and bacteria
2) good pellet quality made of very fine mash. That means high feed intake but very poor control of the feed flow in the upper gut and no development of the gizzard muscle. This has probably an effect on the dilatation isthm section.
This factor is easier to fix than preventing early chick contamination, especially in deep litter production systems.
June 20, 2022
Hi Guys,

Anybody else has experienced biogenic amines causing proventriculus to become flaccid or enlarged?

There is also a similar Proventricular Dialation disease caused by Avian Bornavirus? How is the Biosecurity of the sheds?
June 25, 2022
August 5, 2022
I have seen such cases , in Pune region during 2007-2009 period with enlarged proventriculus and gizzard erosions. In your case it is 100% HPS and IBH based on lesions mentioned by you. It is better to find another source of chicks who’s parents got vaccinated with Adenovirus Serotype 4,8a 8b. Adenovirus mainly passed thru feces so take care to treat birds with virucidal agents in D/W and don’t put burden on liver instead give high energy feed , liver supplements like Liv-52 is absolutely perfect. Wish you best luck
Carlos Debortoli Carlos Debortoli
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
September 14, 2022
I strong recommend use the sieve #5 to grind the corn and produced pellet 3.2mm or 4 mmm it will solve all the problems regarding the issue plus improve the feed conversion. Please study gelatinização before any argumentation about my comments. Plus your personal experience regarding what I am trying to share to improve your operations performance.
November 14, 2023
It may be a case of IBH .In this specific case a significant decrease in feed offering along with feed dilution with wheat bran is very effective.
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