Swollen rear around vent and passing white discharge, some blood

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Noodlekins, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Noodlekins

    Noodlekins New Egg

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    My 2 year old light sussex has a really swollen rear end, i gently inserted a lubricated finger cant feel an egg from inside or outside, but she looks very uncomfortable and is waddling, not sure when she last laid, she is eating, I have her stood in a warm bath, but the swelling is bad.. help please.. not sure what to do next
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Could you post a pic? Is there any poop stuck around her vent? Are there any feathers missing? Any redness of the skin?
     
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    Noodlekins New Egg

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    Alas too late, she died in my arms, in the last hour she seemed to blow up like a balloon, I took her to the vets but she died on the way, i think it must have been egg yolk peritonitis, feel ashamed that i did not see the signs earlier.
     
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    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm sorry to hear she passed away :hugs

    Don't beat yourself up about it, these things happen and peritonitis can show symptoms similar to being egg bound.
     

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