Ascites, it's not contagious is it?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by coloradochick, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] One of my young girls passed lastnight. And from the feel of her little body and the symptoms she was showing I'm assuming it was Ascites. I'm going to thouroughly clean the coop and hoping it's not contagious.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  3. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] ascites is one of the symptoms of liver failure [​IMG]
     
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  4. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ascites is fluid accumulation in the abdominal cavity, it's not a disorder in and of itself. You need to find out what caused it.
     
  5. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her whole body, crop, belly and abdomen were fluid filled. When I picked her body up this morning a clear fluid came out of her vent.
     
  6. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I have read on here it is not contagious, more a symptom of liver failure or something. Some people have had chickens that had ascites for quite a long time. I wouldn't worry too much about it. Sorry about your hen! If you are brave you could open her up and see what was up.
     
  7. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, it was sad enough getting her out of the coop this morning. I'm not sure I could cut into her. Just keeping a close eye on the rest of the crew and so far no signs of this in them. [​IMG]

    thanks for the help
     

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