UPDATE... MAREKS confirmed. Lethargic, eating, slightly off balance *PICTURES *

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gotro17, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Mareks can cause tumors everywhere including the crop, all throughout the body, skin, and nerves. But her crop may be impacted. I would encourage you to give her plenty of water (electrolytes and vitamins would be good) and massage her crop several times to see if it empties. If it does start to empty, soft foods such as plain yogurt and chopped or soft egg can be introduced later. Does she normally have grit available? Here are some good articles about crop problems:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/04/answers-from-chicken-vet-on-impacted.html
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/impacted-slow-and-sour-crops-prevention-and-treatments
    http://www.chickenvet.co.uk/health-and-common-diseases/digestive-problems/index.aspx
    https://poultrykeeper.com/digestive-system-problems/impacted-crop/
     
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    gotro17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes to grit. Crop was empty this morning. Here is a poop from just now... Back to Marek's? [​IMG]
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    chickengr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like some kind of infection to me. she probably does not eat enough and drinks a lot. I give baytril when I find poops like this - 1 drop/1kg of body weight for 3-5 days.
     
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    gotro17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thank you... We are headed to the vet.
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    You're fortunate to have a vet available on Sunday. With her watery stools, she may have coccidiosis. The dehydration and weakness that coccidiosis can cause, has been know to resemble Mareks lameness. A fellow BYC member recently posted about a couple of cases where people thought their chickens had Mareks, and the necropsy reports came back positive for cocci. Please update us on what the vet has to say.
     
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    gotro17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes! Thank you! Fingers crossed it's not Mareks!!!
     
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    gotro17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's still alive and the vet thinks it's cocciodosis. I just tried tube feeding and giving her antibiotics. That was NOT easy... It's possible she aspirated. Wonderful. Now I'm going to kill her trying to save her.
     
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    gotro17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's standing with her mouth slightly open and keeps sneezing watery sneezes...which she had not been doing. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I'm sorry. Did the vet how you where to put the feeding tube, and how to tube feed? Try getting her to swallow some medicated water by placing her beak into the water, and holding a small cup up to her beak. Here is a good link for tube feeding:
     
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    gotro17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been doing that with her beak, into water with electrolytes and vitamins. No- the vet didn't show me and the techs that checked me out were clueless. I have an idea how to tube feed and was going slow, but, the syringe got clogged then shot out.
     
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