Cockerel gasping for breath

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chrismahon
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Re: Cockerel gasping for breath

Post by chrismahon » Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:05 am

I found another 'lost treasure' in the book 'Complete Poultry Keeper and Farmer' by L. Pierce- Gervis, a 1947 reprint of the original 1938 edition. In it the procedure for post mortem is very comprehensively described. If you ever find a copy it is well worth buying as it covers feedstuffs and vitamins very well also.
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Re: Cockerel gasping for breath

Post by rick » Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:07 pm

Did you find out what caused it Chickenfan?
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Re: Cockerel gasping for breath

Post by chickenfan » Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:17 pm

Thank you Rick and Chris. I shall certainly look for that book and will tell my friend. I haven't heard any more from her yet, but she was going to look at the trachea and the vet advised her what to look for re the heart if it was heart failure. She was very sad to lose him. He was big and magnificent and her hens stayed next to him when he was ill.
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Re: Cockerel gasping for breath

Post by chickenfan » Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:28 pm

Bluebeard's liver was dark red (congested) which is suggestive of congestive heart failure, poor fella.
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Re: Cockerel gasping for breath

Post by dinosaw » Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:10 pm

At least your friend can rest assured that there was little she could have done Chickenfan.
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