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Avian Necropsy ***UPDATE***

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lickskillet, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. lickskillet

    lickskillet *Home of the Shoveler*

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    I had a hen (ISIS) sent off on Thursday that died the day before. UofK is the university she was sent to, and the diagnosis was "Eggbound". I did all of the things mentioned on this site to try and have her relax enough to release an egg, as in a warm bath, oil on bread, oil dripped in beak, and felt in her vent as far up as I could go, etc. if that was even the problem. Which at the time I was unsure of as the only symptoms she showed were being lethargic, not eating, and diarrhea. She would drink, and didn't walk any different than normal, she also didn't have any signs of nasal discharge, coughing, gulping, or worms. She had just come out of a hard moult, and hadn't laid an egg yet. Now at least I know it is not something contagious to the rest of my flock. I think I might, next time my birds go through a moult, give treats soaked in oil, as a preventitive maintance plan. I just wish I could have done more for her, but not knowing what as I didn't know what was wrong with her....her symptoms came on fast too. Thanks to all of you who gave me advice on where to turn to for the necropsy and how these things are done. Thanks for listening. [​IMG]

    R.I.P. ISIS
     
  2. MikasGirl

    MikasGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad you got your results back! At least now you know what to do in the future. Sorry about your girl!

    -Cass
     
  3. lickskillet

    lickskillet *Home of the Shoveler*

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    Hi MikasGirl, THANKS. I JUST got finished reading your findings too. Sorry about your feathered friends as well. I have never heard of visceral gout before, so it's a learning experience for me. Thanks for posting your results. I will be more watchful next time, whether or not I can make a difference, whatever IT might be, hopefully I can catch it sooner. Again, I'm sorry about your birds too. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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