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close this bookEthnoveterinary Medicine in Asia - Poultry (IIRR, 1994, 40 p.)
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Calcium deficiency

Symptoms

Lameness.
Slow growth.
Ruffled feathers.
Drop in egg production.
Eggs have thin shells and break easily.
Splayed legs.
Paralysis.

Treatment

· Grind 20 pieces of blackboard chalk or limestone into powder. Add 1 teaspoon of salt. Add to 10 kg of dry feed. Feed for 10 days. This is enough for 10 birds. (Cambodia. 1, 2, 3, 4)

· Mix half a fistful of any of the following with the feed (this is enough for 10 adult chickens).

Oyster shell flakes
Coarse or ground limestone
Ground eggshells Bone meal

Fish or shrimp meal
Powdered crab shells
Meat and bone scraps
Buttermilk

Skimmed milk
Citrus pulp
Sesame seed
Soybean Cowpea