Subcutaneous Emphysema- Pictures Added

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  1. casportpony

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    "Subcutaneous Emphysema

    This may occur due to acute trauma or infection, usually involving the cervicocephalic air sacs. Air under the skin, while alarming to the owner, is not usually life-threatening. The condition may be temporarily relieved by the insertion of an appropriate gauged needle or IV catheter, which allows the air to escape. However, unless the cause is uncovered and treated, the air may reoccur. Stress, vocalizations or increased respirations will usually cause the SQ emphysema to come back, and in some cases, it may come and go. SQ emphysema may be present anywhere from the top of the head, to the neck, under the wings and across the chest. This must be differentiated from aerophagia resulting in air in the crop. A fractured pneumatic bone may also result in SQ emphysema."
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    http://www.exoticpetvet.net/dvms/criticalcare.html
     
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    I'm thinking it might've been an infected umbilical cord or maybe Omphalitis.
     
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    You mean my chick that's pictured on the first page?
     
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