Diseases of Poultry
By Ivan Dinev, DVM, PhD
SPONTANEOUS RUPTURE OF THE CAUDIAL RENAL ARTERY IN TURKEYS
538.539.540.A case of spontaneous rupture of the caudal renal artery in broiler turkeys is observed at the age of 8 - 12 weeks. Some birds in an excellent body condition die. The carcasses are anaemic. The necropsy shows that in some birds, the entire body cavity is filled with clotted blood (538) and in others - massive subcapsular coagula from the side of the affected kidney are detected (539 and 540).
541.In all cases, unilateral rupture was observed, primarily of the left renal artery.