ThePoultrySite Quick Disease Guide
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By Paul McMullin
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A complex condition of turkeys and chickens associated with coarse fibrous feed. Over-distension of crop in young birds because of an interruption in feed supply may predispose.
- Enlargement of crop.
- Crop distended with feed, may be impacted, have ulcerations and sometimes mycosis.
- Crop contents semi-liquid and foul smelling.
- Lack of muscle tone.
Remove predisposing factors, if these can be identified.