Curly Toe Disease in Chicken

Curly Toe Disease in Chicken:
Other Names:
Hypovitaminosis B2, Riboflavin Deficiency Curly toe paralysis.
1.Cousative agent:
It is caused by riboflavin (vitamin B2) deficiency in young chicks.
2.Clinical signs:
– Toes curled inward like a fist (both when walking and resting)
– Weakness
– Normal appetite
– Diarrhea
– Rough and dry skin
3.Diagnosis
– History
– Clinical signs 
– Physical exam
– Diet evaluation
4.Treatment:
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) Administered IM (1-3 mg/kg q7d) or orally (1-2 mg/kg q24h) B
5.Prevention:
– Ensure any adult chickens intended for breeding are receiving enough riboflavin in their diet (10-16 mg/kg).
– Feed newly hatched chicks a fresh bag of starter chicken feed (not feed that has been stored for longer than 2 months), with additional riboflavin food sources during the two weeks of life.

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