Peritonitis questions.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mickeymousears, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. mickeymousears

    mickeymousears Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen with ascites from suspected egg yolk peritonitis. About a month ago my vet drained nearly 2liters of yellow fluid from her and she's been slowly filling back up since- the only difference is this time her belly feels solid whereas a month ago it was like a water balloon (any ideas on that?). She is very skinny and not eating much these days-tho I did get her to eat a bit of watered down food tonight and she will usually take treats.
    She was on meloxicam and I've been giving her dandelion/milk thistle supplements.

    I came across these 2 sites and have questions (sites listed below...the new IOS isn't liking this site):
    Should I buy her a different type of feed? What is the harm in the layer feed?
    Should she be on a diuretic??
    Is there a medication or supplement to help her absorb the egg yolk??
    Should I ask for more meloxicam?
     
  2. mickeymousears

    mickeymousears Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone??
     
  3. casportpony

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

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    I don't think there's much you can do other than surgery. Call your vet.

    -Kathy
     

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