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 Post subject: Choking and vomiting
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:51 pm 
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I have a light Sussex bantam who I'm a little worried about. She appears healthy and energetic and is still laying. She's about 3 years old. Lately, I've noticed that she occasionally seems to be choking or at least trying to swallow something stuck in her throat. When I've picked her up she has sometimes vomited. I fed her cheese the other day and she didn't seem to have a problem eating it although vomited a little out before eating it again! I've checked her crop and she doesn't have a lump there. Any ideas?


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 Post subject: Re: Choking and vomiting
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:16 am 
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Have you had a look down her throat to see if there is any obstruction?
What is her general body condition like?
Is it possible that she is gorging on food? Vomiting in poultry is generally a reaction to pressure on an over full crop.
Is her crop full a night and empty in the morning?


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 Post subject: Re: Choking and vomiting
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:19 pm 
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Thanks for the reply. I have looked down her throat and there doesn't seem to be any obstruction. I placed two Avitrol tablets down there and she swallowed these okay. She has lost a lot of weight and doesn't seem much interested in pellets but she ate a bit of scrambled egg that I gave her this morning. She's also drinking from the nipple waterers. She isn't as energetic as the others but still runs away from me very quickly. She still looks like she is choking at times or at least trying to clear her throat by shaking her head and neck. She free ranges with the others all days and pecks at the ground all day. She doesn't smell. She is slow to get out of the coop in the morning. There's clearly something wrong but not sure what.


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 Post subject: Re: Choking and vomiting
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:58 pm 
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Have you checked her crop?

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