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Yolk Sac Infection, aka Omphalitis and Mushy Chick Disease - Graphic Pictures

Omphalitis, also known as yolk sac infection, is the main infectious cause of death in newly hatched chicks, during their first week of life.
By casportpony · Mar 8, 2018 · Updated Mar 8, 2018 · ·
  1. casportpony
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    Omphalitis, also known as yolk sac infection, is the main infectious cause of death in newly hatched chicks, during their first week of life. It is most commonly caused by infection with Escherichia coli bacteria (approximately 70% of cases), however Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella spp, Streptococcus spp, Enterobacter hafniae, Klebsiella spp. , Pseudomonas spp, and Aspergillus fumigatus are also frequent causes. Chicks can become infected during incubation, while hatching, or when in the brooder.

    Above text source:http://www.poultrydvm.com/condition/chick-yolk-sac-infection-omphalitis

    This duckling became infected during incubation.
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  1. KikisGirls
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    1. casportpony
      I'm trying to figure out how to rewrite this. Think of it as a place holder. ;)
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