inhaling water if heald upside down

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by celtic red, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. celtic red

    celtic red Just Hatched

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    Ok, there is probably a thread somewhere that I haven't found about this, but I am going to start another one. I have a roo that is my pride and joy. He is a gentle giant. I have a slightly low door on his run and he was scooped up properly, but I had to duck due to the door. This ended in my tipping him forward, I wouldn't say upside down but a downward angle. He had just been drinking water. For the last 2 weeks he has been sounding like a coffee percolator when he breathes. It is definitely worse at night, but this doesn't seem to affect his eating, drinking or crowing. Now he is quarantined in my house (yes I did say my house). I have used Vetrx under his wings, on his waddle and crest in hopes this might ease his breathing at night. But there is no change. He crows, because he is lonely, all day long. He eats like a horse and produces plenty of health.....manure. Does anyone know what I can do for my boy?
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Hi[​IMG] Welcome To BYC

    Do you have a vet?
    Can you post a video of him and his breathing?
    How old is he?
    Did you notice if he was gurgling before you picked him?
    Any other symptoms - coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, mucous, any chirping at night?

    It's possible he may have aspirated water and it turned into a respiratory infection. It's also possible that he has one of the many respiratory disease that affect poultry (Infectious Bronchitis, Mycoplasma, etc.).

    For breathing to be worse at night, he could have Infectious Bronchitis, but there is no way to know for sure without testing. Unless he has worsening symptoms like infection, mucous, swelling of facial tissues or eyes, if it's viral antibiotics won't be effective.

    Since it's been two weeks, you may want to have him seen by a vet. Offer him some poultry vitamins and some extra protein like egg or tuna in addition to his normal feed.
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
  3. celtic red

    celtic red Just Hatched

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    I do have a video, I'm not sure that I will be able to post it, but I will give it a try. His breathing got really bad last night and his comb started turning a grayish tint. I I held him and stroked him for quite a while. His breathing returned to his current normal.
    does anyone know how to load a video that is not on utube or the web? the video I have is just on my computer.
     
  4. casportpony

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

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    Welcome to BYC! You have to upload it to YouTube or Vimeo then post or embed that link.
     
  5. celtic red

    celtic red Just Hatched

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  6. celtic red

    celtic red Just Hatched

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    Spent all day figuring out how to get it from my phone to my computer, then tried to upload it to facebook, took a while but gave that up due to not understanding how to get it in the right format. So finally figured out how to get it on you tube.....obviously videos, editing, formats and using you tube aren't my strong points! To say the least. Finally achieved it and I am now awaiting an approval from BYC on my using an offsite video? So when it gets approved I guess it will be posted.
     
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    Guess they are quicker than I am![​IMG]
     
  8. casportpony

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

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    You should be able to post the link like this:
     
  9. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  10. casportpony

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

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    @celtic red , great advice from @Wyorp Rock . If this noise started just after he aspirated water my best guess is aspiration pneumonia. If he is a valuable pet, I would suggest getting him to a vet ASAP.
     

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