Prolapsed Vent - what to do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bnemeth, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Bnemeth

    Bnemeth Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a cochin bantam hen that prolapsed yesterday. I cleaned & soaked her yesterday and let her rest in the house (I wanted to make sure there were no maggots or other dirt before I put her back together). Today I tried to insert the prolapse back in and have not had success yet. I soaked her in water to soften everything then cleaned the prolapse again and used Prep. H to get it back in. The walls do not seem to be constricting and it won't stay inside the hen. Is there anything else I can do or am I not correcting the prolapse right? Please help!

    She is eating/drinking and acting normal - she also laid an egg yesterday while she was prolased. Thanks.
     
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    try sugar... yes regular table sugar... sprinkle a bit on and the prolapse should go back in... (or at least it works with humans)
     
  3. Squishypuff

    Squishypuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would try honey, it has been very successful for me.
     
  4. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is a prolapsed vent? what does it look like?
     
  5. Squishypuff

    Squishypuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is when tissue that is supposed to be the inside of the vent, comes out- like when laying a too-big egg. It looks like a glob of dark red tissue. Sometimes very small, sometimes the size of an egg even. Not pretty.
     
  6. stargirl

    stargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's a great guide to fixing a prolapse here - http://littlehenrescue.co.uk/after.aspx. About halfway down the page.
    At least, it looks great! I've never dealt with it but have that page bookmarked in case I ever need it!
     
  7. Bnemeth

    Bnemeth Out Of The Brooder

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    I still havent had luck getting her prolapse back in - I currently have honey soaking on her and will try to push it in again tonight and use the vet wrap to secure it in. I think its still to large to fix back in though, any other suggestions to getting it in? How hard should I be pushing to get it in? I hope to get my little hen back in shape and with her buddies soon [​IMG]
     
  8. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks:)
     
  9. Loves Farm

    Loves Farm New Egg

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    I can't get the site to open did you happen to save it? If so, would you mind posting it online?
     

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