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abdominal mass and diarrhea

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by roxnut, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. roxnut

    roxnut Chirping

    Feb 4, 2012
    My chicken is about 3 years old and lately has had watery diarrhea and has a solid feeling abdominal mass. I put on some gloves and did a rectal exam and was able to advance my finger all the way to my knuckle at which point the intestine took a turn I cannot negotiate with my finger. She continues to eat and drink well. I don't know if I am dealing with a tumor, internal egg laying, peritonitis. I have seen references to draining the abdomen with a needle and syringe. Any ideas? Thanks.

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