Fatty Liver Haemorrhagic Syndrome (FLHS) in Laying Birds: A Case Study


  • M. E. Sanda College of Veterinary Medicine, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria
  • A. C. Ezeifeka College of Veterinary Medicine, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria




Fatty liver haemorrhagic syndrome, FLHS, Layers


Fatty liver haemorrhagic syndrome (FLHS) is a metabolic condition commonly observed in laying hens and is characterized by sudden death due to liver rupture leading to internal bleeding. The clinical signs observed in this case were reduction in egg production and sudden death. Post Mortem investigation of birds revealed massive pectoral muscle mass, fat deposit on the peritoneum, liver and gizzard, friable and ruptured liver and internal haemorrhage. The flock was managed by reducing the quantity of feed given per day, administration of vitamin mineral supplements and by increasing the ventilation of the pen. The farmer was advised against ad libitum feeding and to continue with the vitamin mineral supplements.


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How to Cite

Sanda, M. E., & Ezeifeka, A. C. (2019). Fatty Liver Haemorrhagic Syndrome (FLHS) in Laying Birds: A Case Study. International Journal of Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences, 5(1), 4–12. https://doi.org/10.18819/ijavs.2019.1571