Lost my pullet today to an incurable infection

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bantyshanty, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. bantyshanty

    bantyshanty Oval Office Courier

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    I took my lavender cuckoo d'Anver pullet to the vet for the third and last time today. Never thought I wouldn't be able to cull a young one if necessary, but it didn't feel right.
    She was 5 months old.She had a barking cough for a month and a half that I treated with a wormer, then with three different antibiotics the vet prescribed, and an anti-viral.
    It turned out in autopsy she had a congenital heart murmur and had contracted fungal infection in her heart & lung from it. Her labored breathing went on a long time & got worse & worse.
    She hadn't roosted for the last few days, and didn't enjoy her watermelon any more. I knew it was time [​IMG] There is another d'Anver pullet who's her very best friend & is lonely without her.

    She was gentle & quiet, and one of my favorite birds. We're going to bury her under a redbud tree we just bought to plant. She liked to sit in our other redbud. Just sad now....
     
  2. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Granny Hoffman

    Granny Hoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Kyhen

    Kyhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry.[​IMG]
     
  5. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

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    I'm sorry, I can tell you really loved her.
     

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