Yolk Sac Problems - Graphic Pictures

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  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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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 Project Manager

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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 Project Manager

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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 Project Manager

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

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  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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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 "I Believe" Premium Member

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

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