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on January 7, 2021

Ascites syndrome in broilers: A primer

The non-infectious condition is commonly associated with broilers raised at high altitudes.

Ascites syndrome is best characterized by the accumulation of fluid in the body cavity of poultry. It represents a spectrum of physiological and metabolic changes including pulmonary hypertension that can lead to heart failure, increased blood pressure in the veins and excessive build-up of fluid in the liver that leaks…

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