Would worms cause a rooster's abdomen to be swollen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tdgill, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. tdgill

    tdgill Chillin' With My Peeps

    anyone..

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  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

  3. tdgill

    tdgill Chillin' With My Peeps

    thank you so much. I've read that page probably 3 times now. lol. but thanks so much just the same! oxox
     
  4. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some kind of intestinal irritation which could include parasites?
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Is he a meat bird? How old is he?
     
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  6. tdgill

    tdgill Chillin' With My Peeps

    no, not a meat bird. Black Copper Marans. 2 years old. rooster. Hadn't wormed or dusted either...so no doubt we have those issues. I hate learning the hard way. I shoulda had a book a long time ago.
     
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  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Well, I'm out of ideas then- I was trying to rule out one of those rare diseases I read about- doesn't sound like that's what it is. *whew*

    Yes, if it were me, I would treat with one of those pour ons that kill all external and internal parasites, maybe. And since he's a boy you don't have to worry about tossing the eggs for awhile.

    But I really have no idea what's wrong with your guy. I hope he gets better!

    I hope someone else will know the answer!
     
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  8. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give us an update after some treatments! [​IMG]
     
  9. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is your rooster showing any other symptoms besides abdominal swelling? Is the swelling hard (tumor?) or soft and fluid-like? A swollen abdomen can be a sign of lymphoid leukosis, or could be fluid in the abdominal cavity (ascites) caused by a heart or other problem. Let us know if he has any other symptoms and maybe someone with more chicken experience than I will come along.
     
  10. tdgill

    tdgill Chillin' With My Peeps

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