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Aflorin®P L

The ultimate aid to reduce respiratory stress

There are many common and important diseases, which can affect
the respiratory system (air passages, lungs, air sacs) of poultry.
Diseases of the respiratory tract are a significant component of
the overall disease incidence in poultry. In many cases, respiratory
disease observed in a flock may be a component of a multi systemic
disease or it may be the predominant disease with lesser involvement
of other organ systems. In some cases, such as infectious coryza
or infectious laryngotracheitis, the disease may be limited to the
respiratory system, at least initially. Various pathogens may initiate
respiratory disease in poultry, including a variety of viruses, bacteria,
and fungi. Environmental factors may augment these pathogens to
produce the clinically observed signs and lesions.
Modern intensive animal operations are susceptible to high economic
costs from disease outbreaks due to the high concentration
and genetic uniformity of animals present. There is a greater economic
impact in today’s global economy due to reportable disease
outbreaks. Exotic Newcastle Disease, Salmonellosis, and Avian
Influenza are three of the most concerning diseases from a cost and/
or human safety standpoint.
Respiratory system 
Respiration describes two processes. Internal or cellular respiration
is the process by which glucose or other small molecules are oxidized
to produce energy: this requires oxygen and generates carbon
dioxide. External respiration (breathing) involves simply the stage of
taking oxygen from the air and returning carbon dioxide to it.
 
Functions of Respiratory System 
Supply Oxygen
• Remove carbon dioxide
• Thermoregulation
• Acid-base balance (respiratory component)
• Mechanism for vocalization
• Supply of oxygen for normal body function and metabolism.
 
Poultry facts 
50 - 80% of blood in the avian lung is in contact with gas
exchange membranes, compared to 20% in mammals.
• The gas-blood barrier in avian lungs is significantly thinner than
in mammalian lungs.
• Avian lungs have CO2 receptors which play a role in regulation of
respiration.
 
Anatomical Issues: Upper Respiratory Tree 
• Head/Beak/Sinuses
• Choanal Slit (cleft palate)
• Glottis/larynx
• Trachea
• Syrinx
 
 

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