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Intussusception is a serious emergency condition which requires rapid treatment by a veterinarian. Intussusception occurs when part of the chicken's intestine folds into the section next to it. When this occurs, it often causes a blockage in the intestine, preventing any food or fluid from passing through.
Intussusception may be caused by intestinal polyps, intestinal tumors, intestinal parasites, and/or cystic fibrosis.
Clinical signs of Intussusception
Clinical signs include depression, lack of appetite, abdominal enlargement, bloody feces, vomiting, and/or lack of feces.