unthriftiness


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unthriftiness

failure to grow or to put on weight as well as expected in the presence of adequate quantity and quality of feed, and in the absence of overt clinical signs of illness. Called also illthrift. See also weaner illthrift.

post-weaning unthriftiness
occurs in young animals that are weaned at too young an age or without being weaned onto a suitable transitional diet.
selenium-responsive unthriftiness
a condition seen in marginally deficient areas; affected ewes respond well in terms of body weight and milk yield to supplemental selenium although their clinicopathological indicants are in the normal range.
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The condition is described as 'neonatal animal hypothyroidism' with colloidal goiter, alopecia, unthriftiness, thyroid thrill and a high rate of mortality, associated with decreased serum [T.
Clinically infected horses exhibit signs of unthriftiness, anaemia, colic and diarrhoea (Urquhart et al.
Signs associated with both internal and external parasites depend on the type and number of parasites present and can range from no apparent effects to general unthriftiness, weakness, debilitation, and ultimately death of the host.
Symptoms vary but in general are those of unthriftiness.
eating soil, bones, wood or manure); excessive licking of other animals and a general unthriftiness.
Clinical signs in affected animals include anaemia, unthriftiness, hypoproteinemia resulting in bottle jaw, diarrhea (not a consistent feature) and eventual death, if untreated.
Chronic fascioliasis is seen in all seasons; signs include anemia, unthriftiness, submandibular edema, and reduced milk secretion, but even heavily infected cattle may show no clinical signs.