Not a prolapse, not vent gleet - ulcerated abdomen?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickbone, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. chickbone

    chickbone New Egg

    Apr 24, 2011
    Our 3yo gold laced wyandotte has had very watery poop. Vent is healthy and pink. There was what we though was accumulated droppings stuck to her feathers below the vent. We cleaned the area with a warm tub dunk. Turned her over to check our progress and she has what appears to be a 1" hole in her abdomen! Seems absurd, but it looks like we are looking at here intestines!? Very bad odor - no feathers. I don't know how else to describe it. It is definitely NOT her vent. Saw a maggot which I guess indicates some necrotic tissue. She is not listless but has drooped her tail just as of the bath. We are keeping her calm and dry - but her behavior is not really off. She has lost weight, but eyes are bright, comb is healthy. No idea what it could be besides ulcerated abdomen. Anybody?

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