Proventricular–Ventricular Impaction in Two Ostrich Chicks (Struthio camelus)

Published on: 11/05/2017
Author/s : A. O. Ogbe 1, S. E. Abalaka 2, N. A. Sani 2, Z. O. Tenuche 2, O. A. Adikpe 3, P. U. Umeakuana 1, J. O. Omamegbe 4 and O. D. Olayemi 4. / 1 Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Abuja, Nigeria; 2 Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Abuja, Nigeria; 3 Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH), University of Abuja, Nigeria; 4 Department of Veterinary Surgery, University of Abuja, Nigeria.

INTRODUCTION Ostriches like any other poultry do not have teeth for chewing. They have a flat and broad beak for grasping or picking food and the tongue function as a prehensile organ and aids in swallowing feed. Thus, the birds require grits or other forms of particles with the aid of which the powerful ventriculus or gizzard musculature compress and break down feed into smaller particles for e...

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Begerano Albert Begerano Albert
Animal Nutritionist
November 5, 2017
Ostrich is not common poultry, They need a lot of roughage to avoid food compaction. I worked many years with ostriches in Israel.
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November 6, 2018

How did you come to a dosage for oxytet?

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Tahir Naseem Tahir Naseem
M Phil Pathology
March 29, 2021
Please let me confirm the dosage of Oxytetracycline, 25mg/kg or 250mg/kg??
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