Can Someone Interpret a Necropsy Report?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Enchanted Sunrise Farms, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    i just received this tonight via email from UC Davis. i will call them tomorrow for details in english. But can someone tell me basically what this means? i think it is saying she had cancer and fungal pneumonia.

    Lab Findings/Diagnosis
    1. Adenocarcinoma, multifocal, nodular, disseminated (intestine, mesentery, oviduct, ovary).
    2. Pneumonia, multifocal, necrotizing, heterophilic with intralesional fungi (Aspergillus sp).

    Case Summary
    This chicken had a disseminated adenocarcinoma. The origin was likely the oviduct. E. Coli was isolated from the liver, oviduct, and lung but is likely secondary. In addition, there was a fungal pneumonia (likely Aspergillus sp.)

    Thanks for any insight on this.
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    An adenocarcinoma is cancer. Does that help?
     
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    I believe its glandular cancer--tissue cancer of epithelial tissue...
    lung cancer-relating to the Pneumonia

    Not an expert but nursing school and A and P -micro and -bio did me some good:)

    Sorry about your bird:(
     
  4. mammat

    mammat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lung cancer with pneumonia and fungi between the lining of the lung and the thorax.
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    carcinoma I believe is cancer
    multifocal-in many places
    nodular-roundish parts

    Pneumonia in many places

    Necrotizing- causing dead flesh?
    heterophylic-bleeding?
    Fungal infection of Aspergillus

    E. Coli infection but that was likely a secondary infection which wouldnt have been there if the primary problems werent there.

    Thats the best I can do.

    So sorry for you and you chicken. [​IMG]
     
  6. Achickenwrangler#1

    Achickenwrangler#1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    an extremely bad pneumonia (infection of the lungs) with very advanced cancer spread throughout the body and lymph nodes, is my interpretation
     
  7. zzGypsy

    zzGypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here's my thought on this part...

    heterophylic:
    1. having affinity for antigens or antibodies other than the one for which it is specific.
    2. staining with a type of stain other than the usual one.

    this has to do with the type of stain the pneumonia was identified with, and it's reaction to that stain.

    probably not important if you're not trying to identify the specific strain of pneumonia. since cancer seems to be the primary issue, the rest is likely not important.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Poor little Susan. [​IMG] No wonder the Baytril didn't help. I just hate cancer.
     
  9. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    i just spoke with the doctor. She said yes, Susan did have cancer spread all over her body. On the pneumonia and aspergillus, she said that is a fungus that is in the environment all the time. It can come from moldy feed, wet bedding, general dampness - which wasn't the case here, i don't think. But also, because she was immune suppressed, she was super vulnerable to that. i asked if the pneumonia could have come from when i was force feeding her, if she aspirated. She said yes, that could have set up a situation that progressed into pneumonia.

    i tried to be super careful when syringe feeding her liquids or food. i did it in teeny increments, and i didn't notice any signs of aspiration or struggles to breath at any point, except at the very end when she was doing the death-breathing i hope i didn't cause the pneumonia. But i suppose there really was no hope anyways.

    Thank you for all the replies. i really appreciate the input and condolences.
     
  10. Achickenwrangler#1

    Achickenwrangler#1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is likely you didn't do this, cancer causes the body to die from other reasons/opportunistic infections, therefore what ever may ne normally in the enviroment takes over...aspergillus- likely inhaled as a dust..the vet should have been able to clearly see if it were an aspirated pneumonie from the feed by autopsy-but then, she prob sent slides or samples to a lab, not the whole chicken? You didn't cause the pneumonia..I would say that because those organisms e coli, and aspergillis (are in the enviroment all the time) however in a normal clean enviroment for chickens. Even a puff of dust would have killed this chicken, e coli is found primarily in fecal matter, which probaby migrated from the colon cancer and spread through the blood stream..your vet did not do this autopsy or she could have said, no, you did not contribute to this.
     

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