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DR.J
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Experience:  Hello , i'm James DVM MRCVS and I would love to help.
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white faced owlet 6 weeks old died today with a very swollen

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white faced owlet 6 weeks old died today with a very swollen abdomine , fed well sibling no symtoms
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  DR.J replied 4 years ago.

DR.J :

Hi , I'm James DVM MRCVS and would like to help you with your question

DR.J :

Could you be more specific as to what is your questions . are you asking what could have led to her death?

JACUSTOMER-3uvah90h- : yes
DR.J :

this is indeed a more difficult case to diagnose without doing a post mortem exam

DR.J :

You mentioned that your other owl has showed no symptoms, this still can not rule out bacterial or parasitical infection.

DR.J :

some individuals are more resistant then others (like in people) and will not be affected by disease.

DR.J :

it might be as well that Elmo was born with some kind of congenital disease , like organs or a metabolic system which is not functioning properly and that over time have led to it's untimely death

DR.J :

another possibility is that Elmo was effected by some feed material , either poisonous or perhaps had developed a sensitivity to a regular feed material which lead to a sever reaction by her body , eventually causing her death.

DR.J :

Sadly , its hard to tell by her presenting symptoms and only a full exam would deliver us with this wanted information .

DR.J :

Sorry I could not have been of more help on the matter.

DR.J :

please, if you have any more questions , feel free to ask

DR.J :

Dr.J