Enlarged Crop / Prolapsed Cloaca

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cream City Chick, May 21, 2011.

  1. Cream City Chick

    Cream City Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All - I need a little advice after searching thru the posts:

    Here is the situation. I have a 4 week old easter egger (along w 21 other chicks that I hatched). Doing great up until yesterday. The found sitting still and fluffed up. Examined her last night - found distended fluid filled crop and prolapsed cloaca. Some whitesh poo around cloaca, very small amt of blood.

    All the other chicks are fine. The substrate is aspen shavings. I am feeding Purina medicated chick starter to all.

    I pushed on the crop and alot (maybe 20cc) of clear odorless fluid came out of her mouth. I put triple antibiotic ointment on a qtip and gently pushed the cloaca back inside. I isolated her, removed food and water for a few hours. Gave her water back. She drank. I checked her again a few hours later. Again distended crop - pushed the water out. And, cloaca out again. Got preparation H - lubed up portion that was outside and pushed it back in. Gave her 1 cc olive oil. Again took away the water (so now she is w/out food water). I just put paper towels in the brooder to eval for poops.

    What I want to know...

    Should I be doing anything additional or less?
    How much olive oil should I give her and how frequently?
    If the cloaca prolapses again do I just keep doing the prep h and pushing it back in?
    Is olive oil or mineral oil more appropriate?

    Could this be from ingested bedding?

    Thanks so much for your help!! I am sorry if this is redundant thread. I looked all over for amt / frequency of olive oil to no avail.

    Jodi
     
  2. Cream City Chick

    Cream City Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Update, She seems to feel a little bit better this morning. Slightly less fluffed, moving a little bit more. 2 pretty normal looking poops overnight.

    This morning. I gave her another 1 cc dose of olive oil. Allowed her to drink about 10 sips of water... What next??


    Should I be doing anything additional or less?
    How much olive oil should I give her and how frequently?
    If the cloaca prolapses again do I just keep doing the prep h and pushing it back in?
    Is olive oil or mineral oil more appropriate?
    How long before I start giving her more food / water?

    Please respond [​IMG]
     

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