Septic egg yolk peritonits

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Molly Muffin, May 4, 2008.

  1. Molly Muffin

    Molly Muffin Hatching

    Nov 6, 2007
    My sick Australorp has been diagnosed with septic egg yolk peritonitis. She's an inpatient at the exotic pet vet. They are extracting fluid from her abdomen with a syringe and started her on antibiotics.

    Anything I have found on the condition indicates a poor outcome. Does anyone who has experienced this have any advice?
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Darn...I'm sorry to hear that...she'll need a ton of antibiotics and they might have to do a hysterectomy, the chicken equivalent of one.

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