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Dr. K. M. Ehasanul Islam
Veterinary Doctor
Date: October 20, 2014
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Please help me to identify the disease:

Discussion created on 10/20/2014

Postmortem findings:

1. Severe visceral gouts
2. Swollen kidney (with deposition of color urate crystal)
3. Proventicular ulceration
4. Normal liver
5. Notmal intestine

Clinical findings:

1. Number of sick birds is 1-2%
2. Mortality 4-7%
3. Most of birds look normal

History:

1. Different age group of birds (7 to 34 days)
2. Mortality starts after 12 days of age
3.Total number of birds 1800000 (6 houses each 30000)
4.Commercial feed from two different companies (feed treated with Toxin binder)
5. DOC vaccinated with IB vaccine (spraying in farm at 0 days age)

Lab Test result:

Negative IB and ND (Titre level below than normal for IB)

My findings were .....

1. Due to ochratoxicosis
2. Due to IB vaccine failure so what could be the possible causes and what is the disease?

Dr. K. M. Ehasanul Islam
Veterinary Doctor
Abdelaziz Abdelfatah Abdelmotii Ebrahim Abdelaziz Abdelfatah Abdelmotii Ebrahim
dr of veterinary medecine
October 20, 2014

Hi Sir, 

From my experience in IB renal form in our area, I think your case do not belong to your case as IB renal form have a very big mortility and other lesion. 
I think your case is related to stressfull dissorders like nutrional disorders, water deprivation or other dissorders may be the case but not viral disorders to treat this case you must remove of the case at first as in the following: 

- you must analyse your feed content and your water content
- dont use any antibiotics in this case as most of it have aside effects on the kidney
- use good dirutics and honey as 1 cm on litre for about 4 days which make flushing of kidney


thank you
dr abdelaziz
egypt

you must analysis your feed and your water contents

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amanat ullah amanat ullah
DVM RVMP
October 20, 2014
HI DOCTOR ..
I have gone through experience of such problem( visceral gouts) in KSA breeder as well also in broiler flocks
i have done some things to minimize this problem and after some time it finished.
1.first of all check your water quality and its deprivation .i used iodin in drinking water of birds 250ml per 1000 liters of water . i got good result...
3. if there is more salt concentration and TDN in water then u should change water or manage its proper filteration and purification.
2.use some type of antbiotics such as doxycycline and colistin combine in drinking water .it will be v helpful for birds and am sure if u do it u will get good result.
3.there should be feed analysis also .
if u need more help or discussion u can contact .(amanatullah1987@yahoo.com)
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Eric Gingerich Eric Gingerich
Veterinary Doctor
October 21, 2014
I would suspect the feed for high calcium as well.
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Dr. K. M. Ehasanul Islam Dr. K. M. Ehasanul Islam
DVM, MS(Theriogenology)
October 22, 2014
Dear Dr. Amila,
Hope u are well and i want to inform u that as.........
1.In Srilanka some area this types of problem already some veterinarian and big broiler farm operator find out that after giving IB vaccine those types of Visceral gout's problem arise. In addition to that one Journal(2006) mention that in China some strain of IB virus produce those types of Proventiculus Ulceration.
2. For the feed matters i want to clear that, This problem start with one feed(top class broiler feed in Srilanka) , their after one poultry expert suggest to the farmer its may be due to feed problem so, you kindly change the feed. Thereafter farmer totally replace feed with other company broiler ready feed continue it in addition to medicinal support.

but problem still remain.
Problem in that time only in that particular farm, other not a single area/single farm(for both company feed) we can not find out that problem.
Both company feed treated with high quality Toxin binder(like Elitox,Mycofix, etc)
Every raw materials( mainly maize, soya, fishmeal ect) tested in lab for mycotoxin where mycotoxin level less than 30 ppb.
So, i think u get the points.
With best regards
Dr. Islam

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Dr. K. M. Ehasanul Islam Dr. K. M. Ehasanul Islam
DVM, MS(Theriogenology)
October 22, 2014
Dear Dr. Abdelaziz,
Thank you sir for your kind suggestion.That sample is already check. Rest of the bird also already sold out.
With thanks
Dr. Islam
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Dr. K. M. Ehasanul Islam Dr. K. M. Ehasanul Islam
DVM, MS(Theriogenology)
October 22, 2014
Dear Dr. Amanat Ullah,
Thank you sir.I got your email. I will send u Email.
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Dr. K. M. Ehasanul Islam Dr. K. M. Ehasanul Islam
DVM, MS(Theriogenology)
October 22, 2014
Dr. Eric
Thank you for your opinion. I take it under consideration and i will check all analysis report.
With thanks
Dr. Islam
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Mridul Borah Mridul Borah
M.V.Sc
October 23, 2014
May be Iodine compound will be of help. You try one. Providone iodine may be used. Also try to use water acidifier 3-4 times the normal dose. I believe the problem will subside. Of course, if the kidney is severely affected anti-gout treatment (Allopurinol and Vitamin-A) needs to be done.

In India my treatment in such cases is
Safegard-0.5ml/lit water for 48 hours
Allopurinol (10%)- 1gm/5kg body wt once daily X 3-5 days
Vitamin A (100000 IU/ml)- 10ml/ 100birds
Antibiotic if required.
Thereafter I recommend acidifier for regular use. However for preventive purpose acidifiers I use is 1ml per 2-3 liter water and have seen it works in the farms with prior history of similar conditions.
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Dr. K. M. Ehasanul Islam Dr. K. M. Ehasanul Islam
DVM, MS(Theriogenology)
October 23, 2014
Thank you Dr.Mridul Kumar Boarah for your nice suggestion, but in Srilanka Some of your mentioned medicine not available here.
With thanks,
Dr. Islam
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cherukuri choudary cherukuri choudary
Veterinary Doctor
November 1, 2014
Visceral gout may be due to nephrotoxicosis which can be avoided by changig the feed and and also giving electrolytes in drinking water for a period of five days.
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