Final Necropsy results

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by carousel, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. carousel

    carousel Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    NW Oregon
    It took me awhile to get the final necropsy results on my BLRW McMurray chicks that were sick.
    Hatch date 2-23-08

    # of birds tested/sent for necropsy.

    *We euthainzed and sent in the worst chick. 2 other chicks were held at the vet to see how they would recover - news to me today! they are now home very much alive

    How they were stored prior or if live chicks were sacrificed (as post postmortem, a lot of tissues begin to degrade and causes can be lost).

    *The chick was observed alive then euthanized by the vet

    What lab did the testing.

    * Dr Litner at the Avian Medical Center and
    Amazon Veterinary Diagnostics Madeline Rae DVM. MS - Dipliomate, AmericanBoard of Veterinary Practitioners (Avian Practice) - Salem Oregon

    What they found.
    Suspicious of Avian Encephalomyelitis (AE) virus infection.

    There were additional tests that could have been done but didn't in an effort to help save me some money felt confident in the dx of AE given symptoms, tissue that was examined. It seems as if they were also able to confirm through other sources that McMurray was having a problem or had had a problem with AE - I Don't have this in writing this is what the vet told me.

    What if any advice you were given in the care or outcome of the chicks you still have, and who that came from.

    *The chicks worst effected may end up blind in the future.
    *They did a rule out for Mareks - it was not Mareks

  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    Thanks for the report.

    I am sorry you had to go through this. [​IMG]
  3. carousel

    carousel Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    NW Oregon
    such is life,
    the 2 chicks are home from the vet, they seem okay enough. I'm not sure about the one, but I just could not see bringing one home and not the other.

    at least I know I was not crazy, at least I know it was out of my control, and I didn't do anything to cause what happened, and at least I know my chicks that made it through great, will not have an future problems. Jury will be out on the 2 that came back from the vet.
    I will contact McMurray on Monday.
  4. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    I'm so sorry. I can't stress enough how important getting a necropsy is. I'm glad you had one done... It gives you closure and peace of mind for the future.
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Hugs...At the very least you know...
    Even if your babies go blind, they will have a great life.
    Southern Chick has a blind bird.

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