My gold laced is sick again,

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Pistonman, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. Pistonman

    Pistonman Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, my gold laced (Little twin) is sick again. She was having trouble pooping a month ago, had her in the house for a week on a special diet, bathed her in warm water and put vaseline on her vent. She got better and went back outside. Now she has taken a turn, she is very slow and lethargic and her belly seems distended and hard. She is almost three years old, and has only laid two tiny eggs in the last year. Her head does shake , like a nervous twitch.
    I don't know if she is eggbound, or has worms ( never wormed and not sure of the signs)
    I am going to bring her inside for a warm bath and a vent lube.
     
  2. Pistonman

    Pistonman Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I have given her a warm bath, and now she is resting on fresh orchard grass.
    She drinks water and will eat a little. Her belly is bigger than it should be, kind of soft on one side and firmer on the other. I put vaseline on her vent, I wish I knew what is wrong with her.
     
  3. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    please describe the droppings...color and consistency.
    is she having droppings?
    you might try a 1/2 teaspoon of molasses in drinking water.

    KY jelly would be better, or mineral oil.

    best way to check for worms is to take fecal sample to any vet for a worm test.
    she could definitely have worms...the worm test will tell you if she has worms and what kind.

    please say what all you feed.
    does she get oyster shell, or any calcium supplement?
     
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  4. Pistonman

    Pistonman Out Of The Brooder

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    She does generate some small droppings, the past few weeks small and fairly hard, brown and white.
    The last two days she has gone very little, and it is mostly white and loose.

    We feed layer pellets, and every morning they get scratch and I cook them noodles, corn and mixed veg. they have free choice oyster shell and usually grit.
    They get out daily to range in our yard.
    Last night and this am I have given her cheerios soaked in milk, with a dollop of plain yogurt.
    Our local avian vet is out of the country till mid may, I am trying to find another.
    Edit to add: We found an avian vet about 35 miles away, we have an appt. at 5:30 pm today.
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2008
  5. Pistonman

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    We took her to the vet. After extensive tests (3.5 hrs) and draining 1/2 liter of fluid, they think she has an infection of the oviduct. We have antibiotics, diuretics, good bacteria replacement gel, and pain pills. She seems much better this A.M. and has been eating. The fluid has not returned yet, I hope for the best. They did not see any signs of parasites. They are sending a blood sample to the lab for analysis.
     

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