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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In addition, heavy louse infections can produce serious unthriftiness and weight loss.
In sheep and cattle, fascioliasis can be seen in three forms: chronic (anemia, unthriftiness, and potentially fatal in sheep), acute (distended abdomen and anemia in cattle and sheep, and sudden death in sheep), and subacute (hepatic disease, hemorrhage, and anemia in sheep and cattle).
Significant morbidity characterized by anemia, weight loss, unthriftiness and mortality in hyper acute infection have been observed (Notter et al.
At best, these worms tend to be more troublesome for kids and goats with other health challenges, causing unthriftiness and diarrhea, but not anemia.
Selenium responsive unthriftiness of young merino sheep in central victoria.
withdrawal, vocalization, and guarding), decreased appetite, general appearance of unthriftiness, "dull" facial expression, and/or musculoskeletal changes (e.
PCV2 has been associated with a number of disease syndromes and the mainly reported clinical signs were wasting, unthriftiness, pallor, icterus, respiratory distress and diarrhea.