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Egg Peritonitis - help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dodo donna, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. dodo donna

    dodo donna Hatching

    Oct 21, 2013

    My beloved 3 year old hen Brownie has developed egg peritonitis.

    I have taken her to the vet and they have put her on a course of antibiotics and Metacam, also I have been giving her liquid calcium in a gavage. She is eating her favourite foods but is certainly not eating normally or behaving like her usual self. The swelling has gone down a little in her abdomen and she is no longer pooping out yellow/white liquid - now they are very small but normal looking poops (solid brown with urates - but much smaller than her usual poop size!). She still seems fairly bright and has been mooching about with her little buddy in the garden today - but seems to be sleeping more than usual and is generally lethargic. Her comb is normal coloured. She has not developed the 'peguine' stance that I have seen on the internet search but she does look a little uncomfortable.

    Any advice would be very much appreciated!


  2. Heidisgran

    Heidisgran Songster

    May 30, 2013
    Burleson Texas
    My Coop
    I haven't ever had to deal with this problem but I have read...I believe on this forum....about dosing the hen with oil...try looking that up...best of luck with your feathered family [​IMG]

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