Veterinary advice should be sought from your local veterinarian before applying any treatment or vaccine. Not sure who to use? Look up veterinarians who specialize in poultry using our directory listing. Find me a Vet
Intestinal Volvulus Overview
Intestinal volvulus is a digestive tract condition in poultry. It involves the twisting across the long axis of the gut of the chicken and is characterized by compression of the thin-walled veins and obstruction of the influx of arterial blood. In younger chickens, intestinal volvulus can occur due to twisting around the yolk sac.
Intestinal volvulus has also been reported to occur as a secondary result of enteritis or abnormal peristalsis caused by parasitic worm infestation or coccidial infection.