Gout in Poultry

Forum: Gout in Poultry. Its Prevention and Control

Published on: 03/16/2011
Author/s : Dr.V.S.Narsapur (Bombay Veterinary College)
Introduction Gout is a metabolic disorder in which there is precipitation and accumulation of Uric acid crystals in Kidneys, Viscera, Peritoneum and Joints, resulting in mortality. In birds, Uric acid is the end product of protein and purine metabolism and is normally excreted through Kidneys. Uric acid is insoluble in water and since birds lack in enzyme Uricase, there is no further conversion o...
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May 21, 2011

I must thank Dr Narsapur for giving such a wonderful information about GOUT in poultry & i also appreciate trials of Dr Solanki .
But as Dr Jaydeep Mulik said it is really a challenge to researchers to find a permanent remedy on gout , It has to be controlled at breeder level only so as to avoid losses .As per my observations by increasing brooding temperature , giving grinded maize for 48 hrs , & treating flock with Jaggery water & plain VIT A is giving good results atleast in western regions of Maharashtra. I also agree to Dr Narsapur to give 50% Maize + 50% feed which will control mortality to a greater extent .or can be used as a precautionary measure for first 3 days to avoid occurrence .
Once again thanks a lot for detail information provided .

Sunil Sawant Sunil Sawant
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
June 17, 2012
Sunil Sawant Sunil Sawant
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
June 17, 2012

It is really good informative article for PREVENTIVE GOUT.
Apart from different etiology of GOUT,there are viral causes and so far we were talking about nephropathic IB strain only but AVIAN Infectious Nephritis Virus is another player found to cause Gout in poultry.Because of which IB live and Killed (so called IB Nephro) are seen ineffective in prevention of Gout.
The managemental tools suggested by Dr Narsapur are seen very effective to minimise the damage of Gout.
Glycerine in drinking water seen effective in some cases as it works as a Osmotic Diuretic Agent that draws water into renal tubules and prevent water reabsorbtion from it.
Dr Sunil Sawant,

October 9, 2012
Really this is an interesting topic. Adding few color image lesions may more attractive the topics.
Kapil Dodhi Kapil Dodhi
December 19, 2012

Dear Dr Sunil Sawant,
Please elaborate on the use of glycerine in gout treatment , dosage etc

Kapil Dodhi
abro farms

hossain ali hossain ali
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
September 28, 2014
I find the article very infomative.It's a very useful topic to the veterinarians.I would like to thank to the author.
dayma abrar dayma abrar
October 16, 2014
why should we take precautions before for gout? by starting goutex on the 3rd day even if gout is not there ......doctor plzzz give me advice on that ...can we do that.....!!!!
December 2, 2014
Thanks Dr VSN. Good article.

Vitamin A helps kidney to excrete uric acid. Deficiency of Vitamin A mainly results acute Gout.

In acute gout outbreaks vitamin A ( Liquid form ) addition in drinking water plays a vital role in treating and controlling Gout.
sanjay garg sanjay garg
September 26, 2016
sir my flock is badly suffering from gout, i used many medicines but no result found please advise what to do in such conditions.birds are of 20weeks and production is 10%,please explain because many farmers in ajmer raj having same problem i used goutil goudrill tab zyloric tab laysix amonium cloride lab grade etc
July 1, 2017
Sir please gout treatment boleye
July 20, 2018

My year old rooster has gout (articular) on his right pedal and it looks hard. He is on medication (allopurinol) in dilution. My query is how long does it take for the hardness and that swelling to subside? I really feel bad for him, what other things can be done?

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