Crop Bound Capsules - Impacted crop / Sour crop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tufty68, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    f it went from a softball size to a golf ball size I think she will be fine and will eventually digest all of it. However, worms, damage from worms, tumors or a stuck egg might be causing a partial obstruction. You might want to check her vent for a stuck egg.

    Put on a glove and water based lube and very gently insert you finger in the vent. If an egg is there you will feel it at about an inch in. Here are some pictures to help you visualize where the egg should be:
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Obviously no more grass and feed only soft foods, maybe try some crumbles mixed with warm water.

    -Kathy
     
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  3. lisanhunter

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    She has not eaten grass since Friday. Still not digesting anything really. Do you think she needs antibiotics? Stool softeners?
     
  4. casportpony

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    Sorry, I see you're already feeding soft food. You could also try tubing fluids to her, which I can teach you how to do. Tubing is what I do to break up crops with food. Haven't tried it with a grass impaction, 'cause all impactions here have been from grain or crumbles.

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  5. casportpony

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    Is it still golf ball sized? Has she ever been de-wormed?

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    Call your vet back and ask them if they sell you a size 18 french catheter and a 60ml catheter tip syringe.

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  7. lisanhunter

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    It is a little bigger than golf ball today. She was tested at the vet for parasites and bacteria in her poo. All Negative. She hasn't laid in like 6 months. She is molting and is about 4.
     
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    She is drinking large amounts of water on her own. Like lots of water.
     
  9. casportpony

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    Then no need to tube I guess. how big is the lump now?

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  10. lisanhunter

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    When full of water like two golf balls. When not full of water a little bigger than one.
     

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