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#1 2012-04-26 06:09:28

Island Girl
From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
Registered: 2011-07-06
Posts: 1403

Heart attack necropsy pictures, **very graphic**

I thought I would go ahead and post these pictures in case they might help someone in the future. The size of the heart, the mushiness of it on the top part and the pool of blood in the roo's cavity make me believe his death was massive heart failure.

XOX Monika

Last edited by Island Girl (2012-04-26 06:13:56)



2012-04-26 06:09:28


#2 2012-04-26 10:08:05

Martin Grove Farm
From: Waterloo, Ontario Canada
Registered: 2011-08-04
Posts: 510

Re: Heart attack necropsy pictures, **very graphic**

Great photos Monika.  That heart is very large for a chicken.   I believe that your findings are correct.

“Expecting life to treat you well just because you’re a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge you because you’re a vegetarian.”      Unknown



#3 2012-04-26 11:34:12

poplar girl
From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-30
Posts: 3159

Re: Heart attack necropsy pictures, **very graphic**

Wow that is a huge heart for a chicken.  It is so awesome that you were able to autopsy him and conclusively determine cause of death :thumbs: AND take pictures to document what you found and guide others down the road.

Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.



#4 2012-04-26 12:31:56

skeffling lavender farm
From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-17
Posts: 2720

Re: Heart attack necropsy pictures, **very graphic**

That is pretty big. The liver looks fine doesn't it?  If there had been ananeurysm, you may have got that pool of blood too, but the aorta would have to have been big and flabby and stretched for a while I think to give that sponginess.  I think definitely most likely the poor lad's heart.   

Thanks for posting Monika.



#5 2012-04-26 12:50:08

From: Saskatoon, Sask, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-28
Posts: 2540

Re: Heart attack necropsy pictures, **very graphic**

Nice work! I'm going to Sticky this for future reference.




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