Cystadenocarcinomas in Laying Hens - Graphic pictures

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by casportpony, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. Molpet

    Molpet Crossing the Road

    :hugs so sorry for your loss :hugs
     
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  2. coach723

    coach723 Crowing

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    So sorry for your loss @Faraday40 :hugs.
    Thank you for sharing your pictures.
     
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  3. Wyorp Rock

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    I'm so sorry to hear about Precious:hugs

    Thank you for taking the time to share her story and the photos.
     
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  4. Texas Kiki

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    This is so cool.
     
  5. Irmasmom

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    717BE7E5-DCB2-4C8C-B378-A71CE3F211FB.jpeg I wanted to add to this thread for another case... my 3 year old Buff orphington recently started going downhill (ruffled feathers, lethargy and weight loss) I quarantined her so I could monitor her food and water intake and try to get her feeling better. Over 1-2 weeks she continued to decline. I then noticed her waddled walk and swollen abdomen. I work at a veterinary hospital so I took her in to drain the abdomen to see what we found. Nothing too exciting just a clear fluid and she immediately perked up and ate well that day. However, as expected two days later she was all swollen again. So, I elected euthanasia as I just couldn’t let her suffer any longer. I chose to do a necropsy. What we found was an abdomen FULL of cysts!! I didn’t send out for testing but it is definitely to be suspected Cystadenocarcenoma. It’s quite an interesting find but it appears that this can actually be a common thing in hens. So, I wanted to share if it could help someone in the future!
     
  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    I am sorry for your loss, thank you for sharing this photo.
     
  7. Eggcessive

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    @Irmasmom sorry for your loss, and glad you shared you necropsy photo.
     
  8. micstrachan

    micstrachan Free Ranging

    Thank you for sharing and so sorry for your loss.
     
  9. Wyorp Rock

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    I'm sorry for your loss:hugs
    Thank you for taking the time to post the photo along with a snapshot of symptoms you saw in your hen. Very interesting, I'm sure it may be helpful to others looking for information.
     
  10. Claires Poultry

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    Oh my goodness! That's the weirdest thing. I've never seen the egg yolks clear like that. I can't believe that one chicken had egg yolks in it's skin! Looks like that would hurt real bad! Poor chickens! :hit
     
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