Scarlet: Egg peritonitis
Scarlet presented to us many months ago following the passing of soft egg shells and being unwell in herself. She responded well to medication but we suspected the underlying cause of her disease was egg peritonitis. This is where the eggs do not form properly and can lead to life threatening infections which will continue to return as she continues to lay. With the support of Scarlet’s owner we decided to use the novel treatment of administering to Scarlet the implant we use to chemically castrate dogs. This is not licenced in chickens but is known to stop them from producing eggs and hence saving her from the continued risks of infection. Scarlet was very patient and brave for the implant and it was extremely successful! When she returned several months later to have a new implant passed when the first one had worn off she was thriving. We were extremely happy to see Scarlet looking so well after the implant, we are grateful for her owner’s commitment to her medical needs.