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I think my chicken has vent gleet. She was egg bound, and
I think my chicken has vent gleet. She was egg bound, and after baths and help we got it out, but she is leaking a pussy yellowish smelly discharge. What do we do? … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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We have a backyard chicken that is in pretty rough shape and
We have a backyard chicken that is in pretty rough shape and appears to have Vent Gleet and possibly Flystrike. We are looking for advice on whether we should attempt to treat her or if it would be be… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Just got 2 ducklings yesterday. 1 seems very unsteady on its
Just got 2 ducklings yesterday. 1 seems very unsteady on its feet compared to the other. Seems to lean back on it's heals and falls on its butt a good bit. Also has a fat hard belly and smells kinda l… read more
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DrPatsyFields
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I am pretty sure one of my chickens has vent gleet. Do I
I am pretty sure one of my chickens has vent gleet. Do I need to treat with oral antifungals? … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have some questions about treating Bumblefoot in chickens
Hi! I have some questions about treating Bumblefoot in chickens and also wondering if my chicken has vent gleet. … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Avian Medicine Residency
3,407 satisfied customers
I have 3 chickens that have quit laying eggs. They appear to
I have 3 chickens that have quit laying eggs. They appear to have vent gleet. Could this keep them from laying and how do you cure it? They are all 3 less than 2 years old. I have 2 other chickens wit… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a hen that I think has vent gleet. I havent found any
Hi there. I have a hen that I think has vent gleet. I havent found any info on egg withdrawal times for fluconazole, but my vet swears that it's lifetime withdrawal. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I think two of our chickens have vent gleet and may need a
Hello! I think two of our chickens have vent gleet and may need a prescription. I have photos to share. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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3,407 satisfied customers
Vent gleet treating with apple cider vinegar water for over
Vent gleet treating with apple cider vinegar water for over six months. Still has white discharge and mushy belly … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
44,799 satisfied customers
I have a rooster that acts like it has to poop and can't. He
I have a rooster that acts like it has to poop and can't. He squats and then he kinda yells … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Avian Medicine Residency
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Girly is having wetter, runnier droppings today - I'm
Hi - Girly is having wetter, runnier droppings today - I'm putting water into her feed, and she eats a lot of it - She really doesn't drink water much at all - Do you know why she isn't drinking much … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Veterinarian
Avian Medicine Residency
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I spoke with you earlier about Girly, a six-week-old female
I spoke with you earlier about Girly, a six-week-old female chicken with vent gleet - Her feathers are very wet under her vent (a large surface area). Do you think that that's from her own saliva - ?… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Veterinarian
Avian Medicine Residency
3,407 satisfied customers
Smith - Girly doesn't seem to be straining to go as much
Hi Dr. Smith - Girly doesn't seem to be straining to go as much today, although she is straining somewhat - Her underside, all the way at the end, under her vent is soft and gushy - The other pullets'… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Avian Medicine Residency
3,407 satisfied customers
More on the pullet, Girly - I read that vent gleet is a
More on the pullet, Girly - I read that vent gleet is a fungal infection - Is there an over-the-counter oral antifungal that I could give to her - ?… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Avian Medicine Residency
3,407 satisfied customers
Follow up with Girly: I didn't check her with my finger
Follow up with Girly: I didn't check her with my finger yesterday, because it looked like she was passing stool all right. Earlier today she passed a stool that was formed, white-capped, and a little … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a nearly one year old Rhode Island red hen and
I have a nearly one year old Rhode Island red hen and noticed all the leathers are missing around her rear end. The skin is red, irritated and possibly swollen. None of the other chickens seem to have… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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44,799 satisfied customers
Good evening, We have a baby chick who appears to have an
Good evening, We have a baby chick who appears to have an issue moving her stools. The chick is only 1 week old and when she tries to go she spreads her wings and her vent is now sticking out quite al… read more
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Chicken not laying, eating very little, inactive, whitish substance
Chicken not laying, eating very little, inactive, whitish substance on feathers around vent… read more
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Dr. Bob
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