A.S. Series 76-1
Fatty liver hemorrhagic syndrome (FLHS), a major cause of mortality among caged laying hens, was second (15%) to lymphoid leukosis in 1975 among those hens submitted to the Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory from this research station. The disease is characterized by a 20 to 25% increase in body weight, a 25 to 30% decrease in egg production and an Increase in mortality from excessive liver fat and liver hematomas. Two more experiments on this subject have been completed. One used a normal feeding regime and the other used the force-feeding technique described in last year's Poultry Day Report (A.S. Series 75-28).
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Nelson, R. A. and Carlson, C. W., "Fatty Liver Hemorrhagic Syndrome in Laying Hens" (1976). South Dakota Poultry Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1976. 2.