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Peachick Necropsy Pictures - Graphic

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by casportpony, Jul 3, 2015.

  1. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Did my first peachick necropsy on a ten day old chick. Chick hatched with a larger than normal belly and it never got smaller:

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    -Kathy

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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    More:
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  3. connerhills

    connerhills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any conclusion ? Looks like the yoke is still there....George
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    This one was interesting... You're correct, the yolk is still there even though it should have been absorbed by this age. Still have lots more pictures to share, along with what I researched. Times like this I wish I had sent it off for necropsy.

    Since doing this, I learned that birds have a Meckel's diverticulum, which looks like this:

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    Had I know about this, I wold have tried to check it for an obstruction. More pictures to come.

    -Kathy
     
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Note the large large blob... that was the very enlarged spleen. Will post more pictures later.

    -Kathy
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Blood clots on heart and yellow liver
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  8. WVduckchick

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    Very interesting. Great job, and great info. Thanks for sharing!
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Just did my second peachick necropsy on a 41 day old chick. Waiting for DH to get off the computer so I can post pictures. This one also failed to absorb it's yolk.

    -Kathy
     
  10. Wonderwend

    Wonderwend Out Of The Brooder

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    That Liver was definitely not happy. Might have been being compressed by the pressure from the yolk sac, it looks an odd shape, and therefore the blood flow wasn't right.
    The heart tissue looks very pale too. I've been looking at those 'clots'. They look decidedly well shaped. Are they just the contents of very friable Atria? I can see tissue striations around them. OR the Atria burst? Just a thought.
    Fascinating
     

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