I feel terrible.
I let you down @TJChickens
How are the eggs in the bator? Anything hatching there?
Still have it!
I finally got the necropsy results from the rooster that dropped dead.
He had a heart attack. He had an enlarged heart. Congested lungs and liver due to the heart condition.
More accurately, the heart damage increases the chances of malfunction of the coordinated electrical conduction in the heart leading to catastrophic arrhythmia.
The cause of the heart condition couldn't be found. This type of condition occurs sporadically in poultry species.
He was very thin with no fat under the skin or in the body cavity.
Brain, trachea, crop, kidneys, pancreas, intestines, sciatic nerve and skeletal muscle were all good.
Mycoplasma synovia was detected in the PCR assay.
All other pathogens in the PCR and bacteriology were negative.
Interesting that this bird was pushing 4 years old. He completely free ranged for over the first year and has been in a large pen since then with near daily free range opportunities. I've never wormed him (or 98% if my other birds for that matter) but few helminth ova were present.
Very interesting... This should show people why they should send off for necropsy.
I sure did. We had one that you could stack the records and it would drop one and play it, then drop the next etc. I never stacked them, since I felt it scratched them.
I still have some of my albums and a few of my dad's collection. One of those plastic disks was in the box I just emptied. I had most of my albums stored in my folks garage when I was living overseas. One day when my mom was in the garage, someone walked by and said, are you selling those albums, and she GAVE them away. She didn't think we wanted them anymore. That was 25 years ago - I'm still annoyed....