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RE: Egg bound aspiration method.

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Posted by: FR at Sun Jun 15 15:46:59 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

I do use a bigger syringe, and if I can remember, its been forever since I had to do that, a 28 gauge needle. I agree, I pull out about 1/3 of the yolk and as you mentioned, they normally pass that egg and any others behind it quickly.
We agree on the reasons for egg binding, and in all cases, dehydration is the primary cause. But causes dehydration is another question. With the most common answer being the eggs are held to long. Also as you mention, this can and a cumulative reaction. What occurs is the eggs adhere to the oviduct and can cause infections. These heal and leave scare tissue, which causes future problems.
I have never had a problem with yolk leakage causing a problem. I suppose it could occur. I have to say, snakes are pretty tuff. Once I was asked and did perform surgery on a gophersnake from the ASDM. A mouse had burrowed into in body and was living there. Yea, I know. I removed the mouse, cleaned it out, sewed it up and the dang snake lived. Got me, but it did.


   

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