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9 September 2015 Ascites Important information provided by Profeeds Technical Specialists What is Ascites? Also known as water belly or avian edema, ascites is a condition where there is accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity due to liver, heart or lung damage. It is related to rapid growth rate and high oxygen demand. It mainly kicks in during winter when environmental temperatures are low. It mostly affects birds aged 4 weeks and onwards. What causes Ascites? Lack of oxygen inside the poultry house causes the right side of the heart to work harder in order ...

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