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  • Joined Apr 2021
Post impacted surgery crop advice please
« on: August 21, 2021, 10:54:52 am »

My lovely ex battery had to undergone a surgical emptying of her crop yesterday under GA. the vet told me to give her soft food only and keep her in for a few days.

Last night she had scrambled eggs but this morning she has not fully emptied her crop. Is this normal due to the surgery or should I be worried ? Should I withhold feed or not as poor girl was not able to eat for 24 hours before surgery. Thanks so much


  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Gascony, France
Re: Post impacted surgery crop advice please
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2021, 11:27:03 am »
I wouldn't worry too much about her not eating at the moment. The important thing is water. Was she pooing before surgery? I ask because an impacted crop is often the result of a blockage further down in the digestive system and emptying her crop won't resolve that. it will however avoid a sour crop and give her time to move about and clear any blockage herself. I'd be tempted to keep her on water only until you are sure the crop is empty. Is the crop really not empty or are you just feeling some inflammation after surgery?


  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Somerset
Re: Post impacted surgery crop advice please
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2021, 08:18:45 pm »
Our vet advised water only for 12 hours and then porridge for 48 hours. Seemed to work. :)


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