Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

Sick Bird Symptoms: Swollen Abdomen / Crop

Index of Bird Diseases ... Symptoms and Potential Causes

Bird Species and Their Respective Syndromes (Lists diseases specific bird species are most susceptible to)


Potential Causes for Swollen Abdomen or Crop:

Candida

Crop Burn (discolored and swollen crop)

Enlarged Spleen:

  • Avian Chlamydiosis (Parrot Fever / Infectious Disease): Pet birds, usually cockatiels, parakeets, parrots, and macaws.
  • Gout
  • Polyoma (Infectious Disease)
  • Sarcocystosis: Affects psittacines, primarily those of Australian, Asian and African origin. It is caused by a protozoan parasite (Sarcocystis falcatula) which is introduced into the aviary by opossums
  • Lymphoid Leucosis (Poultry Viral Disease / Infectious Disease): Occurs mainly in laying hens between 4 and 10 months or age. Tumors in the bursa of Fabricius will spread to many other internal organs, especially the liver, spleen and kidney.

Liver Disease / Fatty Liver Disease

Tumors

Ulcerative Dermatitis - Red, oozing, ulcerated skin. The affected area is often swollen. Commonly affected are lovebirds, cockatiels, grey cheeks, amazons and cockatoos

Young Birds / Chicks Only:

Polyoma / Budgerigar Fledgling Disease (BFD) - Young birds are affected. Hatchlings may develop swollen abdomens, discoloration of the skin, subcutaneous hemorrhages, head and neck tremors, ataxia and decreased down and contour feathers.

.Breeding-age Hens Only:

Egg yolk peritonitis - Common / possible symptoms: Sudden death, loss of appetite/anorexia, weakness, depression, respiratory distress, lethargy, fluffed feathers, lack of vocalizations, yolk-colored droppings, swollen vent and/or abdomen (the swelling feels spongy to the touch), and ascites. Some of these symptoms also mimic egg binding. Most commonly seen in cockatiels, lovebirds, and waterfowl.


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