Necropsy Report- Is it contagious?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Alli Lea, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Alli Lea

    Alli Lea Out Of The Brooder

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    I had a hen suddenly die and I took her to UCDavis for a necropsy. This is the report they gave me. Could the rest of my flock also be in danger?

    1/14/14:
    The demise of this chicken is due to a severe systemic infection due to Gallibacterium anatis biovar hemolytica, the second
    most common agent in such cases after E. coli. The bacterium is isolated from the oviduct, liver and the coelomic cavity
    although it usually initiates as an ascending infection of the oviduct and spreads to the coelom and internal organs .
    Salpingitis/peritonitis/salpingoperitonitis (SPS) is the terminology applied to this relatively common condition of laying hens .
    There are no other findings.
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    see if we can find EGGSESSIVE on here or someone good at this
     
  3. casportpony

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    I don't think so.

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  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    That particular bacteria is a normal organism found in the respiratory tract of chickens. It can cause disease in some if its ascends the reproductive tract. All your birds are likely carrying this bacteria, and are unlikely to become sick from it.
     
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  7. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    wish i had a little piece of your guys smarts. can you send me some ?
     
  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Nothing like Google and a little time for research to make you look like an expert [​IMG] - or a dummy if you are not careful! [​IMG]
     
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  9. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    well, i got that last one down pat !!
     
  10. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Some of remember all we had were encyclopedias ?
     

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