Ascites help needed

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sewhorsey, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. sewhorsey

    sewhorsey In the Brooder

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    Hi there,

    I am raising my third small batch of meaties and have never had a problem with Ascites.

    This new batch of ten birds is just over two weeks of age. I am noticing several of them with the swollen red abdomen and a runny clear-yellowish diarhea. The breathing of the birds also seems a bit labored, even for a meat bird.

    If I begin restricting feed, will this help? Can the condition be managed until slaughter? Or it is an irrevocable early death for these guys?

    Thanks so much, Amy
     
  2. dlhunicorn

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  3. sewhorsey

    sewhorsey In the Brooder

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    I have always really kept alot of heat on my broilers and this batch I was less aggressive about keeping them very warm...I think that might have cotributed to my problem.

    Still, can ascites be reversed? Or just managed?
     
  4. dlhunicorn

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    that has no simple answer but to my mind only managed.
     

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