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Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Research Article
Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci.1 (3S): 9 - 11 Special Issue-3 (Epidemiology and Animal Disease Investigations)
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Nitin Singh*; Ratan Chandra Ghosh, Amit Singh
Department of Veterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Anjora, Durg Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Raipur, Chattisgarh, India
*Corresponding author: drnitinsinghvet@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
The present investigation was undertaken to study the prevalence of visceral gout and haemato–biochemical alterations in the gout affected broilers. The overall prevalence of visceral gout from different farms was found to be 21.47%. Out of total cases of visceral gout recorded (332 birds), 74.09% were found during winter season i.e. from November to February as compared to summer (21.38 %) i.e. from March to June, followed by monsoon season (4.51%) i.e. from July to October. . Of the susceptible age (first three weeks), the highest autopsy incidences (62.34%) was recorded during the second week of age, followed by 24.09% in third week and 12.65% in first week of age, while incidence of 0.9% was observed in birds of more than three weeks of age.. Haematological results showed increase in total erythrocyte count (TEC), total leukocyte count (TLC) and haemoglobin (Hb) concentration. There was significant (P≤0.05) increase in the level of uric acid in gout positive birds. Significant (P≤0.05) increase in serum amino transferase, alkaline phosphatases and albumin were also found in natural case of gout positive birds.

Key Words: Birds, Haematological and biochemical changes, Gout, Poultry