Fatty Liver Haemorrhagic Syndrome

calendar icon 22 March 2019
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A condition occurring worldwide in chickens, especially caged layers and with a complex set of causes including excessive calories, mycotoxins, deficiency and stress.


  • Overweight typically by 25%.
  • Sudden death.
  • Sudden drop in egg production.
  • Some birds with pale comb and wattles.

Post-mortem lesions

  • Obesity.
  • Headparts pale.
  • Liver yellow, greasy and soft with numerous haemorrhages.
  • Death by internal exsanguination after rupture of haematocyst.


Lesions, history.


Reduce energy intake, supplement with choline, vitamin E, B12 and inositol.


Feed to avoid obesity, avoid mycotoxins and stress.

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