Where is the trachea?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Brigabart, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. Brigabart

    Brigabart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen so much about aspiration. My flock is sick and needs Tylan, so I'm giving it orally. I've been told to syringe it into the back of the throat. Any good illustrations of exactly where the trachea is?
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Here are some photos (not mine):

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    See that hole in the tongue? That connects to the trachea. That's what you want to avoid getting liquid into. You can see how this person has put their syringe to the side of the mouth to achieve this.
     
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  3. Brigabart

    Brigabart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!!!
     
  4. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @QueenMisha. I tried to give you an ovation for that great post, but my iPad is not cooperating.

    Great post!
     
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    Thanks!

    Also, @brigabart, the wonderful @casportpony was kind enough to point me to the webpage where that first photo originates - it's written about peafowl, but it's essentially the same process and anatomy as in chickens. Link: http://www.hopkinslivestock.com/oral_dosing_article.htm
     
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