PLEASE HELP! crop leaking after impaction surgery! UPDATE/photo

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bizzybirdy, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. Bizzybirdy

    Bizzybirdy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did surgery on a young hen for an impacted crop 3 days ago and all went very well. Not having absorbable sutures (my vet would not let me have any, the old "have to see the bird" routine, a couple hundred $$ and then...plus they don't do do chickens anyway"), I used super glue to close the crop and the outer skin separately. Much later in the evening after giving her a small drink it was leaking water. I went in and did it again... same results. Super glue is not keeping the crop closed.

    Since she was sooooo hungry I let her have some scrambled egg and oatmeal today and put gauze around her crop to keep the food from all coming out. Some is digesting because she has good poop but I can't keep letting this ooze. Any advice?? She is very thin and very hungry. :-(

    I need to go in again and so "something". The super glue is not holding at all...maybe it is too wet inside??? Can I use something else to sew her up?

    Thanks for any advice.
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2012
  2. klmclain1

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    I've heard of using dental floss...but have no experience doing it. Research it here. Is it possible you're not using enough super glue?
     
  3. xC0000005

    xC0000005 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Super glue is a good outer skin sealant but I've never heard of it used on internal sutures because the CA doesn't set up right depending on moisture. A dentist or urgent care or family physician might sell you a foot of suture material.
     
  4. Bizzybirdy

    Bizzybirdy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks...my dr. will probably do that but will have to wait until tomorrow. I hope having the food oozing out of her incision will not hurt her until then. I read about several using Super glue to close the crop. It holds great at first, now is a mess.

     
  5. xC0000005

    xC0000005 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Perforation is a pretty serious problem primarily because it leads to infection. We tend to not understand as humans just how good our skin actually is. Make sure when you go in to suture that you flush out any organic material or you will be sewing an infection up inside her. I wish you luck.
     
  6. dkosh

    dkosh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my duties kit from Premier 1. I had trouble with a crop surgery just like what you described. The super glue didn't work for her either. She is finally in the way to recovery.
     
  7. Bizzybirdy

    Bizzybirdy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote: What is a "duties kit" and where is Premier 1?

    I don't have time to order anything online. Is there something else that would be safe that I can use to sew her up?
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2012
  8. dkosh

    dkosh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was suppose to be suture kit.
     
  9. dkosh

    dkosh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Premier 1 is a catalog company you can find on line.
     
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