Subcutaneous emphysema questions

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Crimsonchicken, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Crimsonchicken

    Crimsonchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 4 or 5 week old Japanese bantam chick with subcutaneous emphysema . I have been releasing air from directly under the outermost layer of skin. But, he seems to have a lot if air trapped under the next layer down. Is it ok to puncture this layer also? If I shine a light on him I can see where all the veins and stuff is. I just don't want to make him leak more air into his body by rupturing his air sacs even more. Please help.
     
  2. Crimsonchicken

    Crimsonchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone :(
     
  3. BunkyB

    BunkyB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow. I thought only humans could suffer from that. I have no clue? Was she severely injured or mauled? All I can refer you to in the online vet and I don't know what they charge. This is a first for me. Steve
     

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