Dried blood in intestines ....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by the_chicken_ranch, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. the_chicken_ranch

    the_chicken_ranch Songster

    Nov 26, 2007
    Terrell, Texas
    Question for anyone who might know ...

    I have some sickly chickens (4-8 weeks old) They are VERY skinny, but the food is disappearing .... I think the problem here may be some are eating some are not. Anyway, we did a necropsy yesterday,a nd the porr chick has dried blood in her intestines. It was so hard we needed a knife to cut through it. Any comments?

  2. countryboy

    countryboy Songster

    Oct 31, 2007
    BUMP. [​IMG]
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Dried blood? I think the hard and dried may have occurred postmortem. However, blood, and skinny chicks points to a cocci overload. Sulmet or amprolium at this age can treat it no problem. Cocci kills and it kills fast.

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