sick Buff Orpington

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hanakimi, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. hanakimi

    hanakimi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a buff orpington hen that was fine yesterday but this afternoon she laid down and refused to get up. I have isolated her with personal food, water and grit. She is not interested in food or drink. We checked her feet, eyes and nose and everything appears to be normal. There is no egg trapped at the vent that we could feel. Yesterday she did lay an egg so I don't think she is egg bound. We did a 15 minute Epsom salt bath just in case. She doesn't appear to have any paralysis because when the issue is forced she will walk a few steps. She also has no mites or lice of any kind. I would post a picture but it simply looks like she is asleep. If anyone has any ideas on what this might be I would greatly appreciate it.
     
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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Any diarrhea? Has she been wormed lately? Mareks vaccine? Here is the contact info :


    The Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital

    625 Harrison Street
    West Lafayette, IN 47907
    Small Animal Hospital Phone: 765-494-1107
    Animal Emergency Service Phone: 765-496-7911

    Large Animal Hospital Phone: 765-494-8548
    Hours
    Small Animal Hospital Monday thru Friday 8am - 5pm
    Large Animal Hospital Monday thru Friday 8am - 5pm
    Animal Emergency Service Monday thru Friday 6pm - 8am
    Saturday,Sunday & Holidays 24 hours per day
    The Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital (PU-VTH) serves as a referral facility for cases requiring advanced diagnostics or specialized care. We also provide routine wellness care for pets belonging to residents of Tippecanoe County as well as Purdue University employees. We are a large tertiary care hospital complex composed of many individual patient care and diagnostic units.
    As our name implies, we are a teaching facility with the purpose of educating veterinary students, post-graduate veterinarians, and veterinary technology students. We provide practical hands-on training in an actual hospital setting for the next generation of veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
    Your initial contact during your appointment will be with a senior (4th year) veterinary student or a veterinary technology student who will greet you and perform a physical exam and take a medical history on your animal. The veterinary student will then collaborate with a clinician to establish an appropriate diagnostic plan and provide a cost estimate for the recommended procedures. The clinician and student will discuss this plan with you. Sometimes this team approach increases the time needed to evaluate your animal. Please be patient if a delay occurs. Every animal receives a thorough examination. A full explanation is made of the recommended testing and treatment to every owner. Please be prepared to spend a good part of a day at our hospital. The severity of a patient’s condition and the special services needed to diagnose and treat the patient require many of our patients to be hospitalized at least 2-3 days.​
     
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  3. hanakimi

    hanakimi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We didn't find any diarrhea and they have not been wormed.
     

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