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Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by casportpony, Jan 27, 2015.
Here they are:
What did it die from, blackhead ? connerhills
Blackhead and probably E. coli. Might have been able to save him if I hadn't ignored some obvious signs.
Question for all of you... the pathologist said he saw cecal worms in some of the pictures, but I don't see them. Do any of you see them?
Wow, can't wait for comments
I can't see them.
I am not sure, but on the last picture, on the left side of the incision, at the top of the peak? There is a thin white line that looks like a worm?
I think KBEE is correct in that worm .. The cecal is a short "gut" that dead ends. The birds have two of these and I think both are shown . Stuff goes into these cecal pouches and ferments . They can have worms that are cecal worms. I see the worm also .. connerhills
Is this what you're seeing?
This is what I think healthy intestines should look like, but I haven't seen too many healthy ones, so can't say for sure:
Picture from: http://www.geauga4h.org/poultry/chicken_digestion.htm