I am wondering if anyone can diagnose my bird or do you think a vet can help at all with this problem?
BASIC CHECK LIST FOR THE SICK BIRD
Please answer these brief questions below, so we can help you as soon as possible.
Your Location- country, state (different areas/climates have different problems)
ANSWER: Australia, NSW, Snowy Mountains
What is wrong? What symptoms have you noted? - As much detail as possible please.
ANSWER: My lovely girl is swollen underneath her vent (see image) a large tennis ball size. She has been weeping the yellow discharge. The swollen area feels like an infection not hard like an egg (ie eggbound).
Full droppings description.- colour, consistency, frequency, offensive smell.
ANSWER: She lets out a little wimper when she tries to go to the toilet and he dropping are white and liquid (does that mean just the urine?)
Respiratory Changes?- eg. breathing sounds, discharge, laboured breathing, facial swelling
ANSWER: SHe is starting to sit down alot more and breathes heavily with eyes closed.
Digestive Changes?- eg. eating, drinking, crop filling & emptying
ANSWER: Not much eating as she obviously knows it will not pass.
Condition Changes?- eg. Weight, comb/wattle colour, skin, feathering
ANSWER: She is molting as well. Has lost weight a little due to not eating much the past few days.
Behavioural Changes?- inc. socialising, laying, crowing, broodiness
ANSWER: Walks around a bit but mostly sits to the side as it obviously hurt to sit on the lump.
Agility Changes? - eg. any lameness, favouring, energy levels
ANSWER: Her energy levels have fallen but the swollen area is getting much smaller? Could it just be weakness fighting the illness.
1. When was the bird last wormed??- approximate date.
ANSWER: She was wormed around a month ago
2. What product was used to worm the bird, and how was it given? ? eg. in the drinking water, on the skin, by injection?
ANSWER: In the water.
3. Was a follow up dose given? (eg. 10-14 days later)
ANSWER: Yes but I used a different product from City chicks which goes on the neck.
Photos? – any relevant photos are very helpful