Lash egg and green poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hugitnotnugget, Dec 30, 2018.

  1. hugitnotnugget

    hugitnotnugget Chirping

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    I found two lash eggs about a month ago. My vet thought it was just from our older hen not digesting well. A couple days ago my hen who was born in the spring was acting tired and wouldn’t eat. I made a previous post about both of these. She is eating and drinking and acting fine but I found these green poops with her and these small lash eggs. I’m not sure what to do at this point. My vet has never heard of a lash egg and didn’t understand what it was. I could go back but I’m hoping I have other options. Are there any antibiotics I can buy online for her? Other suggestions? She is young and I would be heartbroken to lose her.
     

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    hugitnotnugget Chirping

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    Could this be E. Coli!? Is it contagious? Can I treat it?
     
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    coach723 Crowing

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    Lash eggs are caused by salpingitis, and there are several suspected bacteria's that can be the root cause. If your vet can test for that it would be the best way to choose an appropriate antibiotic. It's said that it may be treatable if caught early enough, often it's already pretty advanced once symptoms show up.
    I would not consider it to be contagious in the typical sense, I don't isolate birds with this unless they are getting picked on. I've personally never had one recover, but have read of others who say they have. These may help if you can show them to your vet:
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/134/salpingitis/
    https://www.merckvetmanual.com/poultry/disorders-of-the-reproductive-system/salpingitis-in-poultry
     

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