Can Anyone help decipher this? Is this something my birds will be life carriers of? Pass through to eggs? See, I have gotten finally gotten the report back on the guinea. The rooster's should come in the morning too. I will try to attach it on here for anyone curious, and also because I need help deciphering what exactly they are saying the problem is, which is apparently Bacterial Enteritis. I have Googled and came up with necrotic enteritis, but I am looking for the meaning of this specifically -- if anyone should know? or possibly have some links to sites with info on this? I still plan on calling the vet in the morning, he'll may be at last be able to tell me what that means. It is killing me not knowing their fates Okay...so it won't let me make an attachment. I guess I'll have to paste it here.... Okay, here... Purpose of Test: Diagnostic Animal Information: Guinea Fowl ; AVIAN - Guinea Fowl Diagnosis: Bacterial Enteritis Final Diagnosis Comment: The most significant histopathological finding is the bacterial enteritis. Bacterial culture from intestine yielded E. coli (see results below). Consultation with your veterinarian is recommended for prevention and treatment options. Gross Examination: Presented is a young, male, Guinea Fowl in good body condition with mild postmortem autolysis. On general examination, the head is decapitated (euthanasia). Upon opening the body, there is multiorgan congestion (common postmortem finding). The liver is pale. The small intestine is focally reddened. No other significant gross findings are observed in the body. Gross Examination Diagnosis: Enteritis Euthanasia Gross Examination Comments: More results will follow to determine the cause of clinical respiratory signs as stated by owner. Histopathology: Multiple tissues are examined. Sections from intestine are moderately thickened by lymphocytes, plasma cells and heterophils. The liver has diffuse vacular change. There is mild fat atrophy within the mesentery. Remaining tissues are unremarkable. Lab Findings Page 1 of 2 - Final (10/8/2014) - Ellington Agricultural Center - Accession No: K1419857 Bacteriology: Sample Test Name Organism Quantifier Guinea Fowl - AVIAN - Guinea Fowl Lung - Fresh Tissue - 1: Aerobic Culture Farm No Growth Intestine - Swab/Culturette - 2 Aerobic Culture Farm Escherichia coli, Beta-haemolytic >500 cfu Liver - Fresh Tissue - 3 Aerobic Culture Farm Escherichia coli, Beta-haemolytic <25 cfu Immunology: Sample Test Name Result Guinea Fowl - AVIAN - Guinea Fowl Lung - Fresh Tissue - 1: Chlamydia - FA (Farm) Negative Liver - Fresh Tissue - 3: Chlamydia - FA (Farm) Negative Spleen - Fresh Tissue - 4: Chlamydia - FA (Farm) Negative Parasitology: Guinea Fowl - Feces - 2 Test: Fecal Flotation - Sucrose Centrifugation Method: Organism 1 No parasitic forms seen BTW, in my state, if you eat your birds, or their eggs, they must test them for you for free. And I am sure I asked for every test they could do. I live in Tennessee. Total, this cost me approx. $40 for the packaging, ice packs, and overnight shipping.