Needing Help With Necropsy GRAPHIC!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by KsKingBee, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Yes I know better. I called it the kidney twice today when talking to DW and she corrected me both times.
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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  3. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    The fecal float did not show any cocci or worm eggs. How do you have blackhead without the carriers being present?
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Think about it... how could a worm survive in the infected ceca? I don't think they can.

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    And that is not the first time I have read something like that. If you want me to, I'll send your pictures to the pathologist I use and see if he will comment.
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    @KsKingBee , do you remember seeing any of my blackhead necropsy pictures? I think I did three or four (one or two of mine, two for someone else), and I found no cecal worms in those, but they very clearly had blackhead. And there were the 2-3 that I sent to the lab, again, no cecal worms in those either.
     
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  6. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    I would be forever in your debt, thank you.
     
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  7. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    I believe I remember seeing them a couple of years back? I suppose that my deworming may have killed the carriers but not the pathogen. I will give them some metronidazole in the morning.
     
  8. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    No need to reply, I think I was just trying to think of any and everything. Looks like you have super consultation here from folks (not patting my back but others) I will follow this to learn for myself as well. There is a good brief two page article from your area on blackhead disease. We never medicated our poultry against blackhead as the occurrences in our farming community were 0% when we had turkeys and the one visiting peafowl. Preventing Blackhead Disease by Kansas State Resource staff. Please be kind to yourself. Apparently blackhead is fairly indemic to your state after I read the preface to the article. If you find it is blackhead, it could be as simple as chicken who carry blackhead could have been around and about the area where your turkeys are. PS Please be careful of both your eyes and lungs when working around the birds. Eye masks are recommended as well as face masks. Inhaling or direct eye exposure can be problematic for humans! I have "bad lungs" and "eyes" and both docs have been on the alert for zoonological diseases and I was tested negative for histoplasmosis, but found I had another zoonological disease. Wishing all the best and praying for your poultry and your peace of mind and you as well! https://www.bookstore.ksre.ksu.edu/pubs/EP69.pdf
     
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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Great post and link!
     
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  10. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    You had given me a lot of good leads in your post and I wanted to give them all due consideration, I just got too tired last night. I am on my way to read the link you provided, thank you for that. I did have a couple cases of BH here but not for the last two years. I have been doing a much better job of controlling worms and in this case cecal so I just haven't had a case until possible now. It does make sense that my worming killed the carriers leaving the protozoa to continue attacking the host.
     
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