Spot on liver

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tnjen, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. Tnjen

    Tnjen New Egg

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    Found there spots on my chicken's liver. Also these white balls inside her. Any clues what they are?
     
  2. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    I would suggest that you post this in the "Emergencies" etc section...I am sure that "casportpony" will be able to help you !

    Welcome to BYC!
     
  3. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    I will pm casportpony for you...she is wonderful at diagnosing problems and she does her own necropy's!
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    That looks like cancer maybe?

    -Kathy
     
  5. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks Kathy..

    What do you think the large "white" balls are ? Maybe some internal laying issues ?

    I am interested in this...
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    If they were free floating, probably egg.

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  7. Sue Gremlin

    Sue Gremlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow. Interesting. That looks like it could be lymphoma (leukosis). I am not sure if the abdominal masses are related, but it would make sense. This is a transmissible virus, a retrovirus. Kind of a bad actor. Not saying that is what it is, no way for me to tell you that, but I'd do some digging. I would talk to a veterinarian about this if you have other birds.
     
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  8. enola

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    Did she pass away, or did you butcher her?
     
  9. Tnjen

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    I butchered her. The white balls are soft and squishy like balls of fat, but I don't think that is what it is.
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    You might want to send the pictures to an avian pathologist and see what they say, that's what I do.

    Kathy
     

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