DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE TOXICITY IN BIRDS
 
Description    Dicalcium phosphate is a feed additive. When given in large amounts it is caustic and causes lesions of the gastrointestinal tract.
 
Species   Avian
 
Signs   Anorexia, Cold skin, Dullness, Underweight, poor condition, thin, emaciated, unthriftiness, ill thrift, Weakness, paresis, paralysis, drooping, of the wings, Weight loss
 
References   Wallner-Pendelton EA. Toxicity of excess dicalcium phosphate in the diet of turkey poults. Avian Dis 1989;33:375 [Web Reference]
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