Identify Spots in Liver

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wildthing40486, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. wildthing40486

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    We've never had one like this .
    We've looked through B.Y.C. posts and only seen a hypothetical guess of another's query stating Mareks .
    However , according to a vetmd reference site the vet stated that Mareks had to have more than just liver damage .
    They stated that Mareks would be identified by spotted liver and tumors throughout the carcass .
    The spotted liver they showed was only spotted white .

    Our problem is that out of the thousands of chickens we've handled here , processed , etc.... We've never encountered any type of tumors at any level .

    These spots are different ,
    They have a tip of green .

    There was absolutely nothing else on any organs within otherwise .

    It acted just fine as we transferred our batch from grow out house to breeder house .

    One day later it was mopey .
    The next day it was used by the others as a toe warmer as some haven't began perch just yet .

    Any ideas besides Mareks ? As there's no tumors .
     

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  2. casportpony

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    What do the cecal pouches look like? Labeled ceca in this picture.
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  3. Wyorp Rock

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    Kathy, what about Histomoniasis? I know that "mainly" in Turkeys, but those spots....

     
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  4. casportpony

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    That's what I was thinking.
     
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    can you cut it open? If there is a cheesy like pus in there then the spots on the liver are almost certainly caused by histomoniais (blackhead).
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    Nope , not the usual cheesey substance ... Texture and color appeared more like mustard , a lighter mustard color but same texture .
     

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    I am not a vet, but that is not normal. Although it's not a cheesy core, I think it is histomoniasis. Email those pictures to the head avian pathologist at your state lab because I think they would be interested in seeing them.
     
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    If it were , how would've a juvenile caught it ?
    We've ran a closed flock for many years now .
    Even our breed stock is heritage now .....

    Is the disease mentioned transmitted by mosquitos, fly , etc. ?
     
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    We're state inspected already as we're N.P.I.P. , if there's an issue , we'd like to address it without govt. Intervention if possible .
     
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