I'm hoping someone can shed light as to the cause of death of my peahen. She became lethargic, droopy wings, would not eat. I suspected round worm, so I began a dosage of 3ml of undiluted Wazine orally once every 24 hours, for 5 days. She seemed to improve after day 2's dosage but she died after day 3.
Below are the photos I took of her dissected abdomen: This first photo is of her lower abdomen. Ianticipated finding worms. Never found a single worm. The intestines were gray. Looks like severe sepcis. Rotten odor, even a sour smell before I cut her open emitting from her vent, likely.
I got confused when I saw her lungs. They looked like liver tissue, but I really believe they were lungs. I've slaughtered broiler chickens whose lungs are bright pink. This hens lungs were dark red. What??? A dark greenish bile mucous seemed to surround the lung tissue and the abdominal cavity.
I continued to pull the intestines and other organs out, which were grey, and extremely smelly. Again, I've disemboweled broiler chickens before and intestines in healthy birds don't smell like rotten eggs in sewage. In this photo are contents of the stomach which is some greenish vegetation like material. Also greenish seeds. I began to wonder if she ate something toxic to peafowl. Her stomach was hard, and honestly I thought it might be the gizzard, but opening it was not tissue, but rather compact and filled tight with pulverized shredded vegetation like grass or small leaves.
The last photo I cut the intestines open and horrific odor met my nostrils. I almost lost my lunch it was so bad. Grey intestines, looked like necrophotic tissue. This poor creature suffered horrific pain, because I did not know how to treat. I don't have funds right now to pay a veterinarian, and was unable to get her the care she needed. Feel very badly but I cannot dwell long on this. I strongly suspected worms and I thought a wormer would help her.
Does anyone have any clue what might have led to this? You can see the grey/green fecal matter that is very liquid. I wonder if she ate something poisonous. Judging from the photos can you offer any insight? I feel very defeated. You can see the breast muscle tissue and how pink it looks in contrast to her bowels. I could not determine if she was egg impacted. I saw no egg in her anatomy anywhere. I suspect her stomach became impacted and the food never moved into the bowel properly. What maladie is this? Thank you in advance.