Silkie trouble breathing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ajesus92, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. ajesus92

    ajesus92 Songster

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    hello I have a silkie that is having trouble breathing. I can’t afford to take her to the vet until next week but I fear she won’t make it. I have read online and through friends tried different thing. I bought VetRX which work at first but then nothing. Second I bought oxine(ah) and put it as a vaporizer which help for the first two day then nothing. Last I bought tylan 50 and injected her and have not seen any progress as of yet.... she has this thing where she gasp for air and her breathing are short, to the point she fall down and faint then get back up. I can’t stand seeing her like this... what should I do. I have some money not enough to take her to the vet but maybe buy her something else that might help... I will post a video of her down below.
     
  2. ajesus92

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  3. Cragg Klefor

    Cragg Klefor Crowing

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    The poor girl.
    Unfortunately, to me, this looks like a reproductive disorder such as ascites. This is where there is a buildup of fluid in the abdomen which puts pressure on the internal organs.
    What is her laying history? When did she last lay? Has she ever laid soft shelled eggs or passed any lash material?
    Does her 'belly' feel like it has fluid in it? Cup your hand between her legs and feel back towards her vent.
    'If' this is what is happening her, the fluid can be drained for temporary relief... but it will only be temporary. She could live with this for quite some time and be very happy between drainings.

    It doesn't look like it in the video but I could be wrong - is there any nasal discharge or bubbles in her eyes?

    I would check her crop function to see if it is working properly also. It should feel empty in the mornings. Is she eating? What is her poop like?
     
  4. ajesus92

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    She is eating no fluid down there I’m pretty sure it’s been month or a year since she last laid an egg pop fine crop fine
     

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