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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by calebc311, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. calebc311

    calebc311 In the Brooder

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    My 9 month old hen seems to have vent gleet and a problem with her crop... She hasn't been laying for a couple weeks now. Besides her physical symptoms, she is active and definitely not lethargic. Her nasty feathers near the vent and dilated crop on one side worry me though. She lives with a shy BPR who is consistently laying and does not show any of the aforementioned symptoms. They are on organic layer feed and have access to clean water 24/7. I free range them for around 2-4 hours a day. I have plain yogurt that I haven't fed yet but that's about it.

    Can anyone help? I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks
     

  2. Toddrick

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    What do you mean by dilated crop on one side? Is it staying full? It should always be on the right side.
     
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  3. calebc311

    calebc311 In the Brooder

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    Yes it is on the right side and dilated means the crop is unusually larger than before. It's mostly staying full.
     
  4. Toddrick

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    I believe the experts will tell you to go buy some Gyne Lotrimin and put some down the throat for the crop, and rub some on the vent area.
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Can you take her to a vet? A vet could very quickly tell you if there is yeast or bacteria in the crop and/or vent. Many things can cause crop stasis - disease, bacterial infections and obstructions.

    Vent gleet can also be cause by bacterial infections:
    http://birdhealth.com.au/flockbirds/poultry/diseases/vent_gleet.html
    "Vent Gleet literally means a slimy matter oozing from the vent. It is an old expression used to describe the symptoms associated with a condition called cloacitis (an infected cloaca). There are several possible causes and different infections associated with a cloacitis which means the treatment used for Vent Gleet will vary according to the underlying cause and particular infecton. The underlying causes of the condition are complicated and in order to gain a better understanding of Vent Gleet, knowledge of the function and anatomy of the cloaca is required."

    Medical Center for Birds
    3805 Main Street
    Oakley, CA 94581 US
    Phone : (925)625-1878
    Fax : (925)625-8511
    http://www.medicalcenterforbirds.com/

    Bay Area Bird Hospital
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    http://www.bayareabirdhospital.com/

    -Kathy
     

  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Not all gleet is yeast, and not all yeast infections produce gleet. [​IMG] Yeast and bacterial gleet can look the same. FWIW, I just got done treating one with bacterial gleet.

    -Kathy

    Edited to add: The hen I treated looked just like the one above. [​IMG]
     
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  8. calebc311

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    Thank you for the helpful responses. I'm going to take her to the vet and have her checked out.
     

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