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Is this egg bound?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by quinaldey, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. quinaldey

    quinaldey Out Of The Brooder

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    Found my little lady with a swollen behind today. Have had to clean her behind previously and she seems to get matted feathers, but now there is this swelling. Did thorough exam, everything feels soft inside and out, like swollen soft tissue, cant feel an egg. Soaked her in a betadine bath, started tetracycline, have her separated. Any ideas?[​IMG]

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  2. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was her bottom messy with poop? Poop will burn them.

    She could have tumors, internal lay, egg yolk peritonitis, etc. if you don't feel an egg, then is probaly is not egg bound. Do a search on ascites as well.
     
  3. quinaldey

    quinaldey Out Of The Brooder

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    No poop stuck to her, this morning I "helped" her pass a normal egg, although maybe she would've done that on her own. Swelling down a little and still eating drinking and pooping. Everything felt "normal" in there as far as I can tell...although I normally deal with dogs and cats, everything seemed in place. Hoping it isn't some sort of hernia, but either way we will keep her separated for a couple of weeks bc of antibiotics anyways, and hopefully she is on the mend!! just seems like an odd place for swelling! Thanks!
     
  4. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poop is normal looking? Ascites is like a water ballon, she looks swollen like that in the picture.
     
  5. quinaldey

    quinaldey Out Of The Brooder

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    poop is normal, she is swollen but its reducable, soft, not like ascites/edema.
     
  6. quinaldey

    quinaldey Out Of The Brooder

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    plus she is nice and pink and alert. Its not really her abdomen, sort of behind where their abdomen is. still concerned about hernia, but will just have to watch and see what happens. As long as she is eating and bright, im happy
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Sometimes they get a fat buildup there and that can make it hard to pass eggs.

    -Kathy
     

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