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Gout


Possible causes:
Water shortage, kidney damage, nutritional deficiency

Symptoms of the disease:
Nodular painful swelling of the joints. Liver and peritoneum, pericardium, air sacs appear as if dusted with lime (uric acid crystals). Kidneys swollen, interspersed with uric acid deposits.

Recognition of the disease:
Microscopic examination of the deposits (crystals).

Treatment:
multivitamin+ with Methenamin to accelerate the discharge of metabolic breakdown products), over a period of 3 x 5 days, 1 sachet per 4 litres of water. Give low-protein feed. Kill severely affected animals.

Prevention:
Ensure adequate vitamin intake and exercise. Feed birds as required by performance.


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