Yolk Sac Problems - Graphic Pictures

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  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    This is a 4 day old duckling that I thought had wry neck, so I went shopping and bought all the vitamins and minerals that people suggested, but it passed shortly after I got home. Decided to send it to UC Davis for a necropsy and they determined that the cause of death was due to a yolk sac infection. Both E.coli and pseudomonas aeruginosa were found.
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    Here is part of the necropsy report that shows the bacteria and what drugs they were sensitive/resistant to:
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    -Kathy

    For those that want to know more about this condition, please read Sally Sunshine's article:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mushy-chick-disease-yolk-sack-infection-omphalitis
     
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  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    So Is the ecoli common in newborn or something it picked up after hatch ? Was the navel not closed ? And was the feet supposed to be that color ?
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    E. coli and pseudomonas are two bacteria that are often found in chicks with yolk sac infections. The feet were supposed to be that color.

    -Kathy
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Here is a 41 day old peachick that failed to absorb it's yolk.
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    -Kathy
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Here are the necropsy pictures of a chick with a yolk sac infection.
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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    For future reference:
    circle = umbilicus, arrow = vent area
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    Duckling shown (not mine) is two weeks old and probably had a yolk sac infection.
     
  8. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    Great info, as always, Kathy!
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    It sure is. Thank you Kathy for your hard work bringing this and all the other info to our attention.
     

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