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I’m so upset

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by bethh, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. Aug 3, 2018
    bethh

    bethh Loving the herd life

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    1. Last night I found our barred rock, Ethel, on the floor of the coop. She seemed okay and I didn’t notice anything wrong with her.
      This morning she was back in the floor, I’d put her on the roost last night. I could tell something was wrong. I brought her into the yard and noticed goo on her back end. I found a vet that could see her. They recommended euthanizing because she had something neurological going on as well as watery diarrhea.

      Yesterday she laid a normal egg. I really don’t know if there was anything abnormal with her. We’ve been having excessive rain so I haven’t been outside with them.

      I requested a stool sample to see if there is anything going on that I need to be concerned about with everyone else. I’m considering a necropsy.

      What should I be looking for? What could be wrong and are the rest of my babies at risk.

      My heart is heavy.
     
  2. Aug 3, 2018
    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Necropsy will give you more answers. Use you state lab though. Field necropsies for poultry are useless.
     
  3. Aug 3, 2018
    bethh

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    I just found out she had a severe coccidia? Infection. The doc isn’t recommending necropsy at this time. What are your thoughts?
     
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    Southern by choice

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    I would go with that... if nothing came up then necropsy. Coccidia is a killer.
    You will need to cosult about treatment as I am sure you have her for laying eggs. Understand withdrawal etc.
     
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    bethh

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    The vet recommended Corid for everyone else. I’m trying to find it now.
     
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    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Golden Herd Member

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    Sorry you lost your hen.
     
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    bethh

    bethh Loving the herd life

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    Thank you
     
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    I am so sorry about your hen. I know you treasure your animals and she was a pet. :hugs
     
  9. Aug 4, 2018
    bethh

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    Thank you. I just want to make sure no one else gets it now. It’s so gross outside right now from all the rain we’ve had even the coop floor is wet.
     
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    bethh

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    Thank you. Everyone got their first dose last night. What a pain but if it keeps everyone welll, that’s all that matters.
     
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