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I noticed today that one of my 2-yr-old hens had a very
I noticed today that one of my 2-yr-old hens had a very dirty behind. I hosed it off as best I could but I noticed that there were white worm/maggots in her cloaca and there was a tight ball-like bulg… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
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We noticed that there was blood at her egg hole, and other
We noticed that there was blood at her egg hole, and other chickens were picking at her. We checked it out and saw some of its stuff outside the egghole, and i pushed it back in. Is this normal or is … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
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I have a cockatiel and fear it may have a prolapsed cloaca.
I have a cockatiel and fear it may have a prolapsed cloaca. Is there something I can do here at home to fix it? I don't think we live anywhere near an avian vet. … read more
DrRoyC
DrRoyC
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One of my chickens has a tube coming out of her vent the end
Hello one of my chickens has a tube coming out of her vent the end is hard. Have been giving her epson salts baths for a week. She laid her first egg last Wed. Been keeping her away from the rest of t… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
31,284 satisfied customers
I hope you can help. I have a 6 month old hen and I just
Hello. I hope you can help. I have a 6 month old hen and I just found her with a large bulge around her vent. It looks very red, swollen bubble. She also has maggots. I'm treating that like you posted… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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My lovebird is having some red lump like thing at her
My lovebird is having some red lump like thing at her discharge hole after she laid soft and weak eggs. She had some bleeding also… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
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Last week I picked up my families Conures from my son. She
Last week I picked up my families Conures from my son. She wasn't getting the care she deserves. shes about 14 yr old. I've been feeding her some fruit(she had this diet before he took her) and Conure… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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my blue and gold macaw has feces crusting around the vent and
my blue and gold macaw has feces crusting around the vent and the vent appears to be extending out of the body slighty, I have cleaned the area with water and the tissue is pink and does not seem to b… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
my chickens oviduct has come out and bust(prolapse and btw it was filled with fluid). i ha
my chickens oviduct has come out and bust(prolapse and btw it was filled with fluid). i have tied a piece of string around the top of the sac tightly in the hope it will die and fall off. i know she w… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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19,293 satisfied customers
I have a chicken that is egg bound. She has been this way sense
I have a chicken that is egg bound. She has been this way sense yesterday. Ive tried moist heat. What else can I do?… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hi there: I have a 20 year old cockatiel named Cody. I noticed
Hi there: I have a 20 year old cockatiel named Cody. I noticed a couple of days ago that he has some sort of growth on his rear end about the size of a large grape. There are no feathers on it and I'v… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
parrot: suddenly developed..red mass protruding from the anus
I am a retired physician and am familiar with human rectal prolapse. My son's parrot (which I am bird-sitting while he is away on a cruise) has suddenly developed a red mass protruding from the anus. … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
chicken: I came home from work..bobbing..difficulty laying her egg
I came home from work today and checked the chickens at 4 pm One chicken was still on the nest bobbing her head up and down and verbalized a low pitched sort of a intermittant moan. I thought she migh… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
My golden laced wyandotte appears to have something large,
My golden laced wyandotte appears to have something large, round and red handing outside of her vent. I have called all over and cannot find a vet for chickens. She is in obvious pain. I have a warm c… read more
Dr. Young
Dr. Young
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
165 satisfied customers
It seems that the cloacal prolapse in my U2 is blocking her
It seems that the cloacal prolapse in my U2 is blocking her pooping. She fusses each time as she strains to go. Sometimes she will prolapse only and a string of poop will ooze from within the prolapse… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
a friends budgie has what looks like a tumor/growth that is
a friend's budgie has what looks like a tumor/growth that is growing below her tail feathers-just wondering if this got formed after laying what seemed to be a very big egg… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
caique: 5year..ucdavis Avian Center here in sacramento/davis..stitches
Male 5year old caique with prolapsing cloaca. I have been working with UCDavis Avian Center here in sacramento/davis. He's had surgery twice (stitches) a month ago. This week I noticed he is prolapsin… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My budgerigar has a proapsed cloaca. I cannot take her to a
My budgerigar has a proapsed cloaca. I cannot take her to a vet. I only noticed a very small, red lump on her bottom today, so it could not have been there very long. Her mother died of the same issue… read more
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Dr. MD Stafford
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