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Septic egg yolk peritonits

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

  1. Molly Muffin

    Molly Muffin New Egg

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    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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