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Updated! - Test Your Diagnostic Skills - Warning, Contains XXX Graphic Necropsy Photos

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by casportpony, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    He Was delivered at 10:30 am, so I should have a preliminary report in a few hours.

    -Kathy
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Got another one for you... Six year old Cochin found this morning, dead, empty crop, a little thin. A few days ago I noticed that she was a little depressed and not interested in food and during her cloacal exam I think I felt those dreaded "egg bits" or possibly cancer, so I suspect she died from EYP or cancer. Will do her later today or tomorrow. The next time one of my older hens dies I will send her to the lab to rule out diseases that might be causing these egg issues.

    -Kathy
     
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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Just talked to the doctor at UC Davis and the cause of death was ascites due to a heart defect. Will post the official report once I get it and edit off my personal info, lol.

    -Kathy
     
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  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Thanks for the info Kathy, interesting to know. You're having a time of it, that's for sure.
     
  5. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    I had a hen die from EYP/eggbound. She had a hard shelled egg that was stuck, it had nowhere to get out. It was walled off in a sac somehow. I had to cut the egg out of her. I did her necropsy. Here are my pics.

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    Super fat abdomen (yellow), slight cloacal prolapse. The stuck egg is making the belly even more swollen.

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    close-up of same view

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    Note the small infected areas on the skin (I popped the pustules, white thick paste came out)

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    this is belly fat and drooping lower abdominal muscle.

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    Zoom-out of same view

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    Intestines in center (both sides of fat pulled away to the sides) -the fat was very thick!

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    My finger is pointing to an undeveloped egg in the ovaries.

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    Ovaries & intestines (LOOK at all that yellow fat!)

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  6. coffeychicks

    coffeychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sorry for your losses but I must say thank you for sharing all this info. I have learned so much from it
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    This picture doesn't look normal to me... It looks like breast meat in the wrong place?
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    -Kathy
     
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  8. mg15

    mg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you post next to each picture what we are looking at ?
    Thanks.
     
  9. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    She is a bantam cochin. That is lower abdominal muscle. The breast is up higher. Plus the camera angle makes it look like that.
     
  10. mg15

    mg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for labeling the pictures.
    Do you know why she would get eggbound ?
     

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