GIZZARD IMPACTION IN TURKEY POULTS
523.524.The gizzard impaction could results in high mortality in turkey poults during the first three weeks of life. Affected turkey poults are dehydrated, with empty gut, but the gizzard is filled with hard fibrous masses.525.526.527.In some cases, the fibrous masses enter the first part of the duodernum or the lower parts of the small intestines. the impaction is resulting from eating litter that gizzards cannot ingest. The prevention is aimed at control of litter eating.