This is what lymphoid leucosis does to a chicken - gross and disgusting pics

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by azygous, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

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    After trying several treatments on my five-year old Welsummer Molly, she continued to get worse, swollen, fluid-filled abdomen and very smelly sour crop, and she became so weak she could barely stand. So I euthanized her this morning and did a post mortem on her body.

    When I opened her body cavity, my suspicions of tumors were confirmed. I don't think I've ever seen such a "mother lode" of tumors, even in pictures in articles. My flock carries the LL avian virus, and occasionally one of them becomes symptomatic, and Molly's number came up.

    Here's what I found. P1010004.JPG P1010006.JPG P1010007.JPG
     
  2. Redhead Rae

    Redhead Rae Chickens, chickens everywhere!

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    Poor girl. She probably didn't have much time left even if you didn't put her down.
     
  3. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

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    So sorry for your loss, but thanks for posting the necropsy photos. There looks to be tiny tumors on almost every organ! Glad that you were able to share pictures and so sorry that you couldn’t save your hen.
     
  5. Keeperofmunchkins

    Keeperofmunchkins Songster

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    Oh my goodness, that is awful. At least she's not in pain now.
     
  6. Trux

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    Wow, that's a load of tumors...how old was this bird? Sorry for the loss
     
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Carol, I'm sorry you're having to deal with this terrible disease in your birds.
     
  8. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    Woah, that is a huge amount. What an awful condition to exist in the world.:(
     
  9. Sue Gremlin

    Sue Gremlin Songster

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    I did a similar necropsy on one of my Orpingtons, I was shocked at all the tumors. Great pics, thanks for sharing them!
     
  10. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Songster

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    Fascinating photos. My condolences on your loss.
     

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