Pathogenesis of ascites in broilers raised at low altitude: aetiological considerations based on echocardiographic findings.

@article{Olkowski2005PathogenesisOA,
  title={Pathogenesis of ascites in broilers raised at low altitude: aetiological considerations based on echocardiographic findings.},
  author={Andrew A. Olkowski and Joseph Abbott and Henry L. Classen},
  journal={Journal of veterinary medicine. A, Physiology, pathology, clinical medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={52 4},
  pages={166-71}
}
This study reports novel insight into the aetiology of pulmonary hypertension and ascites in broiler chickens. The scope of measurements was focused on anatomical and functional parameters, and blood flow patterns in leghorns (resistant to ascites), fast-growing broilers (susceptible to ascites), broilers developing ascites, and ascitic broilers evaluated in vivo using echocardiography, and further examined in the context of postmortem findings. Both, in vivo observed features and postmortem… CONTINUE READING