Photographic Encyclopaedia of Australian Poultry Diseases Compiled by Dr Balkar Bains

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FOWL CHOLERA

Fowl Cholera is an infectious disease that may occur as both acute septicaemic and chromic forms. The infection tends to persist in the poultry farm environment probably by surviving in other resident host vermin populations. In the chronic form, as shown... read more

BIOTIN DEFICIENCY

Biotin is required for many functions including gluconeogenesis and protein synthesis as well as being essential for life, growth and maintenance of epidermal tissues. Biotin deficiency can cause the bottom of the feet (foot pads) to become rough and calloused... read more

BENT TIBIA

Bent legs or twisted tibias are seen in broiler chickens probably related to metabolic inadequacy or inadequate calcification. The leg bones in the affected chickens are soft and easily bent under pressure and sometimes twist and cause partial dislocation of the joints of... read more

AVIAN ENCEPHALOMYELITIS

Avian Encephalomyelitis also known as Epidemic Tremors is caused by a viral infection in susceptible chickens. Clinical signs include falling over, lying on their side and fine tremors of the head and neck. Morbidity in a flock may vary and... read more

ASCITES

Ascites, or water-belly is a condition seen in broiler chickens most commonly from two weeks of age onwards. The accumulation of fluid in the body cavity is a consequence of inadequate volume of blood passing through the lungs and blood... read more


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