Gleet or prolapse?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by riven5283, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. riven5283

    riven5283 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yesterday, I found a bloody egg from my Easter Egger who just started laying about 3 days ago. I read that it can happen with new layers, so I didn't really worry. Today, I came home to more blood in the nest box and caught another girl pecking at her bloody vent. I removed her from the group and took a better look. There is blood mixed with an opaque white discharge dripping from her vent. I gave her a warm bath with Epsom salt and blew her dry. Put some yeast cream around and in her vent area. Keeping her indoors by herself tonight. Started yogurt along with a side of oyster shell for calcium. Added electrolytes and probiotics to her water. Ideas?[​IMG]
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    That is not vent gleet, but she has probably had a prolapse that was pecked at. The white is urine. Remove her temporarily from the others. Clean her vent every day with a shallow bath, and apply honey, sugar, or Preparation H cream to her vent to reduce swelling. Try to push the pink tissue back inside, holding it in for a few minutes, even though it may come back out. If you can keep her in a dark room or covered cage for 16 hours every night, she will eventually stop laying temporarily in a couple of days. That would be good to help her vent to heal. Good luck. Here is some reading:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/04/prolapse-vent-causes-treatment-graphic.html
    http://beautyofbirds.com/Prolapse.htm
     
  3. riven5283

    riven5283 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the tips. I am taking her to an avian vet today to be checked out since it has gotten worse and it leaking quite a bit and has a bad odor. I will update this when I get home!
     
  4. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yikes! Poor girl. Good luck!
     
  5. riven5283

    riven5283 Out Of The Brooder

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    Vet diagnosed Coccidiosis. The feed store only had sumet which I got to start immediately. Also ordered a bottle of Corid online in case this doesn't kick in.
     

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