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#1 2012-01-03 22:09:16

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
Registered: 2011-07-06
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13 Autopsy pictures of MV *VERY GRAPHIC*

Well I just had to open her up. Is was just way too weird her dying so quickly with no warning. I don't really know how to do an autopsy but here is my attempt. I will try to describe what I saw, it is written at the lower right of each picture. I haven't looked at your link yet Claire as I wanted to get these posted to hopefully get some insight from others here. The only thing that looked weird to me was in the liver pictures. Looked like a spot.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd420/801Islandgirl/MVsAutopsy002.jpg She was a good size
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd420/801Islandgirl/MVsAutopsy004.jpg Nothing in her throat
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd420/801Islandgirl/MVsAutopsy005.jpg Nice dry bum
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd420/801Islandgirl/MVsAutopsy006.jpg No bugs
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd420/801Islandgirl/MVsAutopsy007.jpg Sharp keel, kinda thin girl
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd420/801Islandgirl/MVsAutopsy008.jpg Full crop
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd420/801Islandgirl/MVsAutopsy009.jpg Crop and nice clean windpipe
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd420/801Islandgirl/MVsAutopsy011.jpg Liver, can you see the spot
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd420/801Islandgirl/MVsAutopsy012.jpg Liver, a different angel
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd420/801Islandgirl/MVsAutopsy013.jpg Spot is on right side where the two lobes meet
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd420/801Islandgirl/MVsAutopsy014.jpg Don't know what organ that purple thing is
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd420/801Islandgirl/MVsAutopsy016.jpg Lungs, look OK to me??
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd420/801Islandgirl/MVsAutopsy018.jpg Inside the gizzard, Ok I think??


So she was thin with a bony keel but had food in her crop and gizzard but no poop in her system at all, I thought that was odd. And she was straining this morning, Hmmmm and of course what I think is a spot on her lung, but I don't allow my hens to smoke (bad joke here, sigh) Any thoughts anyone! I was expecting her to have worms inside her or something but notta one anywhere!

XOX Monika

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#2 2012-01-03 22:37:17

skeffling lavender farm
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From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-17
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Re: 13 Autopsy pictures of MV *VERY GRAPHIC*

Great pics, wow you are awesome.  The sumatras are not as padded feeling as some hens, they tend to be pointy/narrow birds so skinny/bony in comparison to others may not be unusual.  There certainly is a spot,  those purple beans are kidneys.  I'll; see if I can find some liver pathology pics.  I know someone on WCPS did an autopy way back in like March April maybe and she has posted pics and great reference inks with photos.

Could it be mareks or some other lesion causing cancer or disease?  Maybe the liver spot didn't kill her but there could have been something in the brain?  The liver wasn't mottled was it?   The big white spot looks similar, but overall it all looks normal around it in your pic

http://a248.e.akamai.net/7/248/430/2006 … oumr04.jpg

These threads are relevant, cross posted but different info
http://albertachickensetc.punbb-hosting … p?id=22568
http://wcps.forumotion.ca/t736-necropsy … discussion

Cornell used to have more pics, here's 4 http://partnersah.vet.cornell.edu/avian … rch/lesion

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#3 2012-01-04 00:11:54

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
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Re: 13 Autopsy pictures of MV *VERY GRAPHIC*

:oops: oh yah kidneys I knew I was forgetting a major organ!! Thank you for those links Claire, as she was not an adult hen yet I guess we can rule out FLHS. I need to go and look at those other links you sent, just getting to it now. I couldn't bring up the Cornell pictures.

XOX Monika

oh, and the liver was not mottled at all. Quite nice looking except for the spot.

Last edited by Island Girl (2012-01-04 00:13:12)

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#4 2012-01-04 00:39:36

skeffling lavender farm
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From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
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Re: 13 Autopsy pictures of MV *VERY GRAPHIC*

Oh the Cornells, it's not working for me either, the search must have expired.  Looks like you have to go back into the main area and do a search for liver lesions or the like.

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#5 2012-01-04 01:49:18

Susan
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From: Saskatoon, Sask, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-28
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Re: 13 Autopsy pictures of MV *VERY GRAPHIC*

Now I'm only on my phone, so can't see really well. The spot on the liver looks necrotic.  This is tweaking something in my memory, but I just can't remember what. My first thought was indeed an adverse reaction to the piperazine. Some individuals can react more strongly to a "regular" dose. Not quite anaphylaxisis, but just more sensitive....just thinking out loud here. Kind of like with ivermecctin in dogs. Most are fine with it, but a collie can die from the same dose.

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