Written by: Dr. Jacquie Jacob, University of Kentucky
There are multiple conditions that affect the avian reproductive system.
- Egg-bound birds are unable to expel eggs in the usual manner
- Prolapse in poultry occurs when the oviduct of a female bird does not retract properly after the bird lays an egg
- Egg peritonitis occurs when eggs are not assembled properly in a bird, and egg material fills the abdominal cavity of the bird