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Pennsylvania necropsy sites?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by leadwolf1, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know where/how to get a necropsy done in the state of PA? I would like to have a necropsy done on my chicken to see what actually killed her. Any information would be appreciated.
     
  2. kittycooks

    kittycooks Chillin' With My Peeps

    My sympathies on the loss of your hen. Have you contacted your local county extension office? They may be able to help.
     
  3. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I should have thought of that...I actually have that number memorized from my days as dog club leader!
     
  4. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, hopefully her life won't be wasted and you can learn something from this so maybe some other hen could be spared. [​IMG]
     
  5. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I am hoping for...We are in a state of constant wetness right now and I am having problems that appear to be crop related. However, I lost a showgirl to what I thought was sour crop and now this NN girl to what seemed like impacted crop. However, all of the symptoms were not consistent with either. I don't want to lose another if it is something preventable. These are my pets. I've raised them from day olds. I can't/won't lose another. I have had no problems until all the miserable, wet weather....
     
  6. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I know how you feel. The more I try not to get attached the more I do get attached.
     
  7. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had chickens all of my life. When my husband asked me when the chicken obsession started, I found a pic of myself at 4 holding a pink easter peep [​IMG] That was 44 years ago....I had chickens until I went to college. I just received chickens and my coop for Mother's Day this year. I have had no problems/losses with peeps....why now?? It just boggles my mind. I thought I was home free...23 week old chickens. And I thought I would have a problem with peeps...
     
  8. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe it is penn state that does necropsy's. I think they have a lab - and I assume they charge some price for it, though not sure what.
     
  9. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found the site for Penn State. I really would like to have her back to bury and they dispose of the body as they see fit. She was our pet and that doesn't sound too great to me....So, I am contacting an vet clinic that has both a farm animal and avian specialist on staff. I'm hoping that they can do the necropsy and provide us with her remains or, have her cremated and returned.

    Thanks for the info though...I'm sorry if I sounded ungrateful, I'm just very upset about losing this girl and I sort of lost my manners there for a moment..
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2011

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