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1913 Excerpt: ...wasted combs, suspect tuberculosis. If the chicks
have fits from no apparent cause, if they eat, but do not seem to
grow, if they become deformed, with bulging joints, 'roach' or
humped backs, or are stunted, thin, and wasted, suspect
tuberculosis. These symptoms will not be likely to all appear in
one chick, but when the flock presents specimens with many of these
symptoms present, it is time to hold post mortem examinations to
discover, if possible, what is wrong. "With adult fowls the disease
may show itself in many ways, or may be present unsuspected. On
general principles, suspect cases of coughs and colds which do not
yield to treatment, and diarrheas which are not checked by the
ordinary methods of treatment. Tubercular fowls, when well
advanced, usually have a persistent diarrhea, pale combs, listless
sleepy expression, and lose weight. There may be lameness, swollen
joints, and bone deformities. Sometimes the swellings break down
and ulcerate. Suspect all ulcers and tumors containing ' cheesy'
matter. "In post mortem examination, if you find any of the organs
of the body more or less filled with grayish or whitish tubercles
(points or nodules) varying in size from a pin-point to that of a
TUBERCULOSIS--CAUSES AND TREATMENT 91 small bean, or find tumors
with soft cheesy centers, you can be sure that the trouble is
tuberculosis. "In young chicks the tubercles will be more commonly
found in the lungs. In adult fowls the disease is more apt to be
general, and the liver and abdominal organs show a large percentage
of tubercles. The intestines may be covered with fine gray or
whitish points, or may have thickened, ulcerated walls, and partial
strictures of the gut. The thin membrane covering the intestines
may be covered with tubercles, or...
|Country of origin:
John H. Robinson
||246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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