The effective treatment of hepatic lipidosis and lipemia in an ornamental hen: a case report




Hepatic Lipidosis, Backyard Poultry, Metabolic Disorders, Atorvastatin


This study discusses the significant role of lipids in liver functional disorders, emphasizing their impact on metabolic processes and the evaluation of organism and cell function. Hepatic lipidosis, observed across various species, including birds, results from an imbalance in fatty acid metabolism. The study focuses on a case presentation of a laying hen with severe respiratory symptoms and abdominal distension, diagnosed with hepatic lipidosis due to an inappropriate high-fat diet. Diagnostic methods include clinical examinations, blood tests, radiology, and ultrasonography. Treatment involves atorvastatin, furosemide, and dietary adjustments, resulting in a complete recovery. The discussion highlights the metabolic aspects of hepatic lipidosis in laying hens and the challenges in diagnosing pet birds, suggesting biochemical tests and ultrasonography. Additionally, the article explores the application of atorvastatin in treating hyperlipidemia in birds and emphasizes the importance of maintaining a healthy liver in actively egg-laying birds. Our study and experiences have shown that, alongside chemical compounds, herbal compounds can also be utilized for optimal liver health.


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Author Biography

  • Seyed Mostafa Peighambari, Department of Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran




How to Cite

Khalilzadeh Houjaqan, M., Salavati, A., Shojaei, I., Mousavi, A., & Peighambari, S. M. (2023). The effective treatment of hepatic lipidosis and lipemia in an ornamental hen: a case report. The Journal of Poultry Sciences and Avian Diseases, 1(4), 32-37.

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