Can you look at this necropsy report and tell me what you think?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JCE123, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. JCE123

    JCE123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had a hen die very suddenly, so had my vet check her out and send samples to a lab.
    This is the report. I've since treated with Corid.
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  2. dawg53

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    The final diagnosis at the bottom of the second page pretty much sums it up. She had multiple problems going on besides coccidiosis.
    Sorry for your loss.
     
  3. JCE123

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    Yeah, I get the coccidiosis, and the fatty liver because I gave too much treat stuff. But the other stuff is what is confusing me. What could have caused the other issues? How could I have prevented the other stuff from happening? Is it likely that my other girls have the same stuff? And it even says something about an injection site, but I never gave her any injections. And the word Mareks is disturbing. She never showed any signs of that
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Mareks can cause impaired immunity to many common diseases because of a low white blood cell count. The word "lymphatic" in several areas of the report can be associated with Mareks disease or avian leukosis. Are they doing further studies to check for those? That can cost extra in necropsies, from what I have read.
     
  5. dawg53

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    x2 Lymphoid Leukosis (LL.)
    http://www.merckmanuals.com/vet/poultry/neoplasms/lymphoid_leukosis_in_poultry.html
     
  6. casportpony

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    @JCE123 , sorry for your loss... The puzzling part is the injection site reaction comment. Had you ever given her a shot before?

    -Kathy
     
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  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Is this the hen that died?
    -Kathy
     
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  8. JCE123

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    No, not her. That silkie is ok though. I do think it was a peck too many to the head for her, she walks and runs now, but does still wobble and tip over occasionally.
     
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    I never gave her an injection, but I got her at 12 weeks old. The girl that gave her to me is a vet and never said anything about any injection, and I did ask about vaccinations, she said she got her birds from hatcheries that did day old vaccines.
     
  10. JCE123

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    I'm going to contact my vet and see if there was any addendum sent to this report yet.
    Ugh, Marek's or Lymphoid Leukosis, both sound like doom for my flock. And I have two more laying hens paid for and being delivered in a month. I wonder if I need to try for a refund.
    It's just so weird because she never acted ill at all, I would have called her the happiest hen I had!
     
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