Autointoxication could be defined as self-poisoning as it is endogenous in origin and results from the absorption of waste products of metabolism or from products of decomposition in the intestine. High fiber diets fed to young chicks can cause obstruction of the digestive tract with subsequent absorption of products of decomposition or metabolic wastes. Litter consumed by chicks or over-consumption of green grass or plants can also lead to gut impaction problems.
The chilling or overheating of chicks can lead to vent pasting and occlusion resulting in stasis of the intestine contents with autointoxication being the end result. Birds suffering from autointoxication are anorexic, and show increased water consumption, followed by weakness and prostration. A generalized toxaemia may result leading to nervous symptoms prior to death.
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