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  Egg bound - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In farming and animal husbandry, the term egg bound refers to a condition in laying hens where a hen is unable to pass an egg that has formed.
It is inadviseable to attempt to break a reptile egg to remove it from an egg bound female.
Factors that can contribute to the risk of egg binding include calcium deficiency, breeding animals that are too young or too small, not providing suitable laying areas (leading to deliberate retention of eggs), and overfeeding of species in which clutch size is dependent on food intake (such as Veiled Chameleons).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Egg_bound   (351 words)

  
 The Finch Niche - Finch Information & Articles by Myra - Egg Binding
Egg Binding is the condition when a female can not pass an egg (either a fully developed or partially developed egg).
Egg binding is usually caused by a dietary deficiency (calcium and other nutrients) though other factors can also play a part in it.
I prefer to leave an egg bound hen in the hospital cage until I am sure she is finished laying her clutch.
www.finchniche.com /f-eggbinding.mgi   (1478 words)

  
 Chicken - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Because of the risk of flight, chickens raised in the open air generally have one of their wings clipped by the breeder — the tips of the longest feathers on one of the wings are cut, resulting in unbalanced flight which the bird cannot sustain for more than a few meters.
Chicken eggs vary in color depending on the hen, typically ranging from bright white to shades of brown and even blue or green (Auracana varieties).
If eggs aren't turned, the embryo inside will stick to the shell and likely will be born with physical defects.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/c/h/i/Chicken.html   (4043 words)

  
 Egg Laying & Possible Problems
An egg is made when yolk is released from the ovary into the oviduct, where it will take 3 weeks or so for the body to form a hard shell around the egg and expel it.
Egg binding is very serious, and an avian vet must be consulted right away if you suspect your bird may be egg bound.
You will see this whether or not the bird is egg bound if she has an egg, but if it is very obvious and she is not passing it and it is there for a long time, she will be having problems.
www.tailfeathersnetwork.com /birdinformation/egglaying.php   (2261 words)

  
 Egg Binding - PetPlace.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Egg binding, or the inability to pass an egg, is one of the most serious complications.
Egg binding is most commonly found in budgies, finches, canaries, cockatiels and lovebirds but can occur in any bird.
Since most egg bound birds are deficient in vitamins and minerals, calcium, vitamin A and vitamin D are administered.
www.petplace.com /birds/egg-binding/page1.aspx   (596 words)

  
 Egg Binding in cockatiels, Egg Bound birds, what to do for an egg bound bird, symptoms of egg binding, treatment for ...
A cockatiel should be able to lay a clutch of 2-8 eggs, laying one egg every other day.(48 hours) Egg binding is the inability of a female bird to pass or expel an egg from her body.
Chronic egg laying, which is usually correctable, depletes a bird's body of calcium, leading to low blood calcium levels and the formation of soft shelled eggs.
The symptoms of egg binding include the bird sitting on the bottom of the cage floor, rocking back and forth, sitting on her tail feathers with her legs spread apart, tail wagging or bobbing, abdominal distention, straining as if trying to lay an egg, labored breathing, lack of droppings, and ruffled feathers.
www.cockatielcottage.net /binding.html   (1190 words)

  
 CTTC - Egg Binding in Tortoises
Egg binding refers to the condition where a female oviparous animal is due to lay eggs, but because of some complication, is unable to do so.
The retained eggs may cut or otherwise injure the internal structures of the animal, and the free egg material within the body cavity can potentially cause a lethal condition called egg peritonitis.
If eggs are left inside the female too long before removal there may be irreversible damage done to the reproductive tract which will affect future reproduction by that animal.
www.tortoise.org /general/eggbind.html   (1094 words)

  
 Egg Binding   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The major difference is that the egg is microscopic in people and so not easily visualised, whereas in birds the egg is large, has a shell, and is expelled from the bird.
Egg binding occurs when the female bird is unable to expel the egg from her body.
Birds with egg binding are usually depressed, fail to perch, often sit on the bottom of the cage, and may strain as if trying to lay an egg.
www.v-e-t-s.co.uk /egg_binding.htm   (641 words)

  
 Dystocia- Egg binding in Reptiles (lizards, turtles, tortoises, snakes, difficulty laying eggs)
In smaller snakes, recent oviposition (the repositioning of the eggs prior to laying) and the visible appearance of the swelling caused by the mass of eggs is a clue to the presence of eggs.
Egg masses are all but impossible to detect by the inexperienced, and the presence of one or two retained eggs may not be felt even then.
The result is a far smaller egg which may be more easily passed through the oviduct and cloaca; oxytocin may be used to start contractions if they do not start on their own within a few hours or even a couple of days.
www.triciaswaterdragon.com /dystocia.htm   (1839 words)

  
 Egg Binding   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Egg Binding is a problem that occurs most often in the smaller female birds.
There are other causes besides egg binding in sick birds with distended abdomens, so it is important to follow a thorough diagnostic process.
Eggs shells have a high level of calcium, so depending on how well they are developed, might show up vividly on an x-ray.
www.lbah.com /avian/egg_binding.htm   (754 words)

  
 FaunaClassifieds Forums - egg bound!
Other eggs behind it may then pass on their own in the event that the egg nearest he cloaca was too large to have been passed, and that was the only one blocking passage of the others.
Eggs retained for 10 days be not be able to be drained, an experienced herp veterinarian or very experienced breeder may know.
Bear in mind that if she is egg bound, and you have been feeding her, she may also wind up constipated because it will be hard for her to pass anything with any retained eggs in her.
www.faunaclassifieds.com /forums/showthread.php?t=41478   (1161 words)

  
 Egg Binding and Dystocia in Birds
Egg binding occurs when the egg does not pass through the reproductive system at a normal rate.
Egg abnormalities: An overly large or malformed egg, or one that is not positioned correctly, is broken, or joined to other eggs.
Ovocentesis, in which the contents of the retained egg can be removed by passing a needle into the egg visible at the cloaca or through the skin of the abdomen and into the egg (percutaneous ovocentesis) if the egg is not visible.
www.peteducation.com /article.cfm?cls=15&cat=1829&articleid=3060   (976 words)

  
 Health Care - Egg Binding
Sometimes the eggs can be malformed or excessively large, which can also cause binding, be the result of egg-binding or the result of insufficient vitamins and minerals.
When Ilsa my female fl-rumped waxbill died, the vet said that the problem with finches and egg-binding is that their body cavity is so small that the egg creates too much pressure on organs such as the kidneys and the stress kills them if they don't pass the egg soon enough.
Full spectrum lighting is important, also when my fl-rumped waxbill died after being egg bound we came to the conclusion (because the right things were being done) that she disposed to not bind any of the calcium that she was taking.
www.lostmymarblz.com /fl-health-eggbinding.htm   (1616 words)

  
 Winged Wisdom Pet Bird Magazine - Egg Binding Part I
Egg binding occurs when a hen attempts to expel an egg but is unable to do so.
A radiograph is often taken to confirm the presence of the egg, it's position and to evaluate its size, shape and the presence of an additional egg.
If the egg can be visualized through the cloacal opening, a needle may be inserted into the portion of the egg visualized, the contents aspirated into a syringe, and the shell gently crushed.
www.birdsnways.com /wisdom/ww68eiv.htm   (631 words)

  
 Forum Message: 'A: egg laying'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Other causes include obesity, lack of exercise, oversized or mal-formed eggs, oviduct infection or damage, heredity and senility are all causes of egg binding these are things that are a danger to your bird in breeding.
Peritonitis is an inflammation of the abdomen (peritoneal cavity) due to the presence of egg contents, and the fluid from that egg leaking into the abdominal cavity from the oviduct and the ovaries.
For calcium a cuttlebone, or pulverized eggshell mixed in with scrambled eggs (make sure the shell has been sterilized first) is good especially or a hen laying eggs as she is decreasing her calcium level with the forming of each egg.
www.practical-pet-care.com /bird_question.php?ID=2.2004061216303496   (1600 words)

  
 Egg Production: Avian Female Reproductive Question
These droppings may have a stronger than normal odor, and they may be "sloppy." By this I mean that the three portions of the dropping, the urine, urates and feces, are poorly defined, and the feces may have the appearance of diarrhea.
To facilitate the passage of an egg through the cloaca, hormones are produced that cause the muscles of the pelvic floor to relax.
There are many causes of egg-binding: problems related to the oviduct (the muscular organ that the egg moves through), including infections, tears and muscle problems, excessive egg laying, systemic disease, nutritional deficiencies or excesses, obesity, lack of adequate exercise and muscle tone, genetic predisposition and other conditions.
www.exoticpetvet.net /avian/eggbound.html   (1186 words)

  
 Winged Wisdom Pet Bird Magazine - Avian Reproduction - Egg Binding In Breeding and Pet Birds
Egg binding, or the obstruction of the uterus or oviduct by an egg, is a common problem seen in female birds.
If this is not possible due to the large size of the egg, ovocentesis or aspiration of the egg's contents, followed by collapse of the egg and removal of the shell may be necessary.
If an egg is visible and not encased in membranes, but stuck to the bird, the owner may be able to apply warm water or KY Jelly as a lubricant and gently remove the egg.
www.birdsnways.com /wisdom/ww35eiv.htm   (892 words)

  
 Roma Fancy Lofts
Often egg bound hens are found on the floor of the loft in shock.
The cause of egg binding is not known however it is commonly thought that it is a mal function of the egg canal (or oviduct) using the correct term, resulting in the muscle of the oviduct failing to expel the egg.
all egg bound hens should be given a course of antibiotics as infection of the oviduct is not uncommon in these birds.
www.geocities.com /romafancy/romanewa1.htm   (2682 words)

  
 Chicken   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
If the eggs are not fertilised, the hen will eventually grow tired of being broody and leave the nest.
Chick under mother hen Chicken Eggs The Roman author Columella gives advice on Chicken breeding in his 8th book of his treatise on agriculture.
The hut of the Russian witch Baba Yaga moves on Chicken feet The demon Abraxas, often depicted on "Gnostic gems" has a cock's head, the upper body of a man, While his lower part is formed by a snake.
chicken.iqnaut.net   (2447 words)

  
 Lady Gouldian Finch .com - Egg Binding
An oviduct that has lost its moist and slippery flexibility cannot pass the egg, and egg binding is the result.
If the hardening of the mucous membranes occurs in the reproductive tract, the sperm are unable to travel to the egg after mating occurs, and the result may be a clutch of infertile eggs.
When handling an egg bound hen, extreme care should be taken to avoid rupturing the egg passage which can lead to egg peritonitis.
www.ladygouldianfinch.com /features_eggbinding.mgi?mgiToken=CDG2D19IHF4423J10JK   (1044 words)

  
 Egg Binding - PoultryHelp.com - Rocking T Ranch and Poultry Farm
If you suspect she is egg bound, check for the presence of a stuck egg.
If you can feel an egg, lubricate her vent well (and the end of the egg that you can reach) with the petroleum jelly or mineral oil to help her pass the egg.
In the worst case, you might have to break the egg inside her if you can reach it, and remove the pieces of shell, but that may cause damage to her vent/cloaca so should only be a done as a last resort.
www.poultryhelp.com /eggbound.html   (398 words)

  
 Factory Farming - Egg Production
There are approximately 300 million egg laying hens in the U.S. confined in battery cages — small wire cages stacked in tiers and lined up in rows inside huge warehouses.
They also suffer from what the industry calls 'cage layer fatigue,' and many become 'egg bound' and die when their bodies are too weak to pass another egg.
Osteoporosis is another common ailment afflicting egg laying hens, whose bodies lose more calcium to form egg shells than they can assimilate from their diets.
www.factoryfarming.org /eggs.htm   (759 words)

  
 Reptile Madness Egg Binding   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Egg binding can be due to many reasons, such as, inappropriate temperatures and humidity levels, inappropriate lighting levels, inappropriate age (too young or too old), stress, overcrowding, anorexia or obesity, unsuitable nesting site, illness and disease, dehydration and insufficient vitamin intake.
The symptoms of egg binding are not as apparent as symptoms of other reptile ailments and will only start to appear at the end of the gravid female's cycle.
Egg bound females may also be observed straining as if attempting to lay with their hind legs stretched out and often elevated from the floor, if this occurs specialist treatment should be sought immediately as imminent death could be just days away.
www.reptilemadness.co.uk /binding.htm   (429 words)

  
 Egg Binding in breeding Hens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
When a hen is visually egg bound it usually means she is at least 24 hours over due in laying her egg.
Most times when a hen is egg bound she will leave her nest and any eggs she is sitting.
If you are successfull and the hen lays her egg then she should be rested from breeding for a few months until she is fully recovered.
home.clara.net /np21/hen.htm   (645 words)

  
 Spike Laid an Egg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
An egg bound hen becomes fluffy looking and will usually stay on the bottom of her cage.
It is oftentimes possible to see the skin protruding around the area in front of the vent between her legs.
Egg binding is extremely life threatening, so if you fear that may be the problem, get to a vet ASAP.
www.cockatiel.org /undefined/petquestions/spike.html   (181 words)

  
 FishDoc.net - Egg impaction egg bound did not spawn Koi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
I have a female koi that did not spawn in spring and is now so heavly egg laden that scales are begining to rise.
Egg impaction is not uncommon and I get a lot of these reports.
Eggs which are impacted may be "stuck" because of scarring in the oviducts or the cloaca.
www.fishdoc.net /faq/faq_details.php?faqId=2538   (226 words)

  
 Avian Medicine, Natural, Herbal, Bird Vet, Bird Medicine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Egg bound hens are a common problem for cage bound birds.
It is very important that the hen have as much room as possible to exercise in order for her muscles to be toned for her all important purpose of laying eggs.
Most times, the lack of physical exercise and lack of minerals in the hen's body can cause the egg to be unable to smoothly move down the egg tract.
www.petmedicinechest.com /avian/eggbound.asp   (576 words)

  
 Egg Bound questions - Gecko Resource Forums
I have been unable to find much information on egg binding in cresteds.This is the first time I have suspected egg binding in any of my geckos.Ive removed cage mates..and made sure a suitable egg laying box is available.
Egg binding can occur as a result of calcium deficiency or breeding when too young.
At present I have a cresty who has only produced one egg, last month - the previous month she experienced a calcium crash - which I think may be due to a change in diet aswell as my so called uv light not being uv after all.
www.forums.repashy.com /showthread.php?t=1306&highlight=bound   (1485 words)

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