Mild fibrinous exudative conjunctivitis

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  1. Surjeet

    Surjeet Out Of The Brooder

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    I had some birds sent to Necropsy as I had no clue what they had and they looked so ill. Mild fibrinous exudative conjunctivitis is the result I got. Thought I'd ask here what you guys know about this, as google seems to be failing me. Or maybe I misunderstood and there's actually 2 conditions in that one long name? Anyone care to expand on this subject, it would be appreciated.
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Did they do any lab work? Did they list cause of death?

    -Kathy
     
  3. Surjeet

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    Yes Kathy, I sent some birds for necropsy, and this is what I've been told.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Maybe I'm just used to the way they do necropsies at my state lab. They start by doing an exam and making notes about their visual findings. Mild, fibrinous exudative conjunctivitis sounds like a visual exam. My necropsy was a peachick, who also had conjunctivitis, but the lab samples of the eye and other parts showed an E. Coli and fungal infection, so that was what killed my chick, not the conjunctivitis.

    I always thought that conjunctivitis was a symptom of a bacteria, virus or fungus? Maybe someone else could comment.

    FYI , it took about a week from the time they did the visual to get the lab results. They also tested for bird flu and Salmonella, which were negative.

    -Kathy
     
  5. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    exudate is the gunk that oozes out of the eye and makes crusty stuff
    fibrin helps to stop bleeding
    and conjuctivitus is swelling in the eye

    this by itself should not kill a chicken unless it could not see and could not eat or drink

    did it say anything else?
     
  6. Surjeet

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    Thanks this is the plain english interpretation I was looking for. My birds did not die due to this, but it looked so bad on the original bird and it seemed to suffer so much that we clled it. then the following day 3 morenwere showing the same symptoms, so we brought them to the Dept of Agriculture where they put them down and then performed the necropsy. I wanted to know what they had but mostly wanted to be sure they didn't have a carrier disease as I wanted to protect my flock from future outbreaks but mostly wanted to protect otherpeoples flocks.

    i did loose 2 birds while waiting for the results which took 3 weeks to get. but I think the first one would not have lived very long has it was cross beaked, not sure what it died off and I lost a weakened Australorp that was not eating/drinking enough due to conjuctivits in a extremely hot day a couple weeks ago. i still have a few weakened birds but now that I know what from, I'm not as concerned. Antibiotics treatment will start next Saturday after I'm done with cocci treatment. after that I should be free to trade/sell/buy again without worrying about contagion.

    thanks for the great info.
     
  7. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah, I wouldn't have thought it would have killed them. I had a silkie get fowl pox in her eyes so bad that it damaged her sight somewhat and I had to hand feed her for a bit until she started eating again. She would have died had I not. Good luck with them.
     

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