Egg Bound and Vent Gleet - Warning, vent pictures!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by casportpony, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Just found a 1.8kg hen with vent gleet that was staining to poop or pass an egg. Quick exam revealed a stuck, shelled egg. Treatment so far:

    • 11:30 am - Gave 60ml Gatorade via tube
    • 12:00 pm - Gave 180mg calcium gluconate orally
    • 12:15 pm - Gave 0.9mg Meloxicam orally and started steam in bathroom.

    12:25 pm - Wow, went to give another 60ml of fluids and she had passed her egg, but gave fluids anyway. In this case I think what helped her most was getting fluids and calcium. Meloxicam should help reduce any swelling. Now I need to figure out if the "gleet" is from parasite, bacteria or yeast.

    -Kathy
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2015
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Crowing

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    Nice save! I'm always amazed at the extent of your knowledge & resourcefulness [​IMG]
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    I decided to leave her in the "steam room" and measure the heat and humidity. Though it had nothing to with the passing of this egg, the temp is 77 degrees f and the humidity is 86%. I have used this method before and it sure beats the heck out of bathing them. She just sat there in a sink on a towel in the warm, moist air.

    -Kathy
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Decided to de-worm her with Safeguard at 50mg/kg (0.23ml per pound) for five days. Also thinking about giving an antibiotic.

    -Kathy
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Definitely something going on in her... All poop are covered in mucus and have what people here call "shed intestinal lining". Also passing whole grains.

    -Kathy
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    This was her yesterday after being plucked and cleaned:
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    -Kathy
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2015
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Here she is today before cleaning:
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    -Kathy
     
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  8. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Songster

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    Maybe add some googly eyes to the pictures? :) Soften the blow, you see.


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    Apologies to your hen for the indignities. ;)

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    Last edited: Jan 20, 2015
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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Funny.

    -Kathy
     
  10. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Songster

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    In all seriousness, though, thanks for posting this. :)

    MrsB
     

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