Intubation to empty crop- Need advise!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cxgirl, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. cxgirl

    cxgirl New Egg

    Jul 27, 2011
    Some of you may have read my earlier post about my 4 month old Ameraucana with a balooned breast. It is pendulous crop.

    I intubated her today and was able to pull out some of the mucus filling her crop, but it is the size of a small grapefruit and I was only able to empty about 30ml. I gave her some applecider vinegar, massaged her crop and tried to empty it out more, but my tube kept getting clogged. After a fourth attempt, I stopped not wanting to stress or hurt her.

    Does anyone have experience with this? How can I be more successful tomorrow?

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