Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances

Year: 2007
Volume: 6
Issue: 4
Page No. 477 - 478

Intestinal Volvulus in Domestic Fowls

Authors : O.L. Ajayi , B.O. Emikpe , A. Jagun and S. Aina

Abstract: The occurrence of intestinal volvulus in adult Lowhomann, breed of domestic fowls is described in two farms. The birds wee managed on deep litter system. Physical examination of the carcass revealed a portion of the small intestine involved in the volvulus (36-41 cm in length). The loop was markedly congested, distended and dilated. The possible predisposing factor was that of breed, genetic influence and management (flight) as well as coarseness of the feed. This appears to be the first report of intestinal volvulus in domestic chicken in Nigeria.

How to cite this article:

O.L. Ajayi , B.O. Emikpe , A. Jagun and S. Aina , 2007. Intestinal Volvulus in Domestic Fowls. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 6: 477-478.

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