Necropsy photos warning graphic help me figure out what is going on?

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  1. Colorado Chick

    Colorado Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all,
    my hen had water belly for a few days, and i did all the home remedies i could think of to help her. But last night she started gurgling as she breathed. So i asked my husband to dispatch her. This morning i did the necropsy, and i tried to do my best with. I did it to figure out what was going on with her, and to learn to see if it is something that i can prevent in my other hens. All my other hens are fine, by the way :) but i wanted to post pictures to see if you guys had any ideas what is going on. I know the nodules are a form of intestinal cancer, but what, im not sure. Then there also may be something that you guys see that i dont. thanks for looking. [​IMG]

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  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    Awesome photos!!!

    Sorry, no help here.
     
  3. Colorado Chick

    Colorado Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ha ha, no worries
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I hope others who do necropsies will see this and chime in. Casportpony has a lot of experience.
     
  5. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    @casportpony
     
  6. Colorado Chick

    Colorado Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too
     
  7. AcornAcres

    AcornAcres Just Hatched

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    I'm VERY impressed with your photos. Cancer is my gut reaction. Hopefully someone here knows for sure.
     
  8. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    There are numerous pictures online of tumors caused by avian leukosis and Mareks disease that may be similar with some of the ones you are seeing. I'm not that familiar with those except from reading other's posts and looking at photos.
     
  9. zephyricle

    zephyricle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm posting for @QueenMisha :

    That's crazy. Definitely some kind of cancerous/tumorous condition. I do think I'm seeing light spotting on the liver so it could definitely be something like lymphoid leukosis, though I wouldn't say that for sure unless other birds are having issues. Mayyyyybe Marek's, but I've never seen Marek's cause that bad of condition. Marek's tumors are usually larger and fewer. Then again, it could just be regualar, if quite severe cancer.
     
  10. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 No Rest For The WicKed Premium Member

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    I'm so sorry about your hen. [​IMG] That really sucks.

    You did an outstanding job with nice, clear pictures. She had a lot going on there.

    I'm not sure why, but the heart keeps catching my attention. I realize the clot of blood is from putting her down. I could be totally off in left field there.
    The liver looks taxed to me...but of I'm sure her whole body's been taxed with her system dealing with this. My necropsy experience is not with chickens.
    I'm interested to hear from those who are experienced with chicken necropsies as well. [​IMG]
     

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