Waxy Yellow Fat Disease, Etc.
Yellow Fat Disease is known by many names.
Here’s a partial list …
Waxy Yellow Fat Disease
White Muscle Disease
Stiff Lamb Disease
Stiff Calf Disease
Watery Hide Disease
Nutritional Myodegeneration (NMD)
Nutritional Muscular Dystrophy
Brown Heart Disease
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Embryonic Death Syndrome
H. Bruce Franklin (The Most Important Fish in the Sea: Menhaden and America, 2007) wrote …
“Whatever combination of evolution and human intelligence produced modern chickens, pigs, and cows, there is no evidence that eating fish was part of their design. In fact, menhaden products offer no real benefit to chickens or chicken producers, they have already lost much of their small share of the poultry feed market to soybeans.”
Regarding pet food, please read and heed.
Jean Hofve, D.V.M. (“Why Fish is Dangerous for Cats,” Little Big Cat, Apr. 20, 2016) wrote …
“Most fish used in canned pet foods comes from the decaying leftovers of the seafood industry around the world. It is a mishmash that’s high in phosphorus and magnesium, which can be a serious problem in cats with a history of urinary tract disorders or kidney disease. In practice, I have seen many cats develop urinary tract infections and blockages if they eat fish — even canned tuna. After I shared one meal of halibut with my three cats, within hours two of them had urinary tract flare-ups, and by 6 a.m. I had my boy kitty on the surgery table while I inserted a catheter. It’s even worse if, as is most common, the fish are simply ground up, bones and all. Excess phosphorus is dangerous for kitties with kidney disfunction; there is as much phosphorus as calcium in bones.”