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I had one... Took about two weeks of tube feeding, but she recovered and lived another seven years. If you want to learn how to tube, I can teach you.


-Kathy

Kathy, did you end up doing anything other than tubing your wry neck patient? My (almost) 5-year-old hen developed serious wry neck overnight last week. I strongly suspect a head or neck injury. We went to a very good avian vet and did a complete gamut of testing to the tune of a few hundred dollars (I know I'm a nutcase but this is my special Derperella). The only problem we found was her blood chemistry panel suggested possible muscular or neurological injury. We've got her on Metacam (anti-inflammatory/pain) and vitamin supplements. She eats and drinks like a little pig so no problems there. Her head is nearly upside-down when she is relaxed, though.



I just tubed mine, but that was before I knew that giving certain vitamins might help. If I ever have another, I might try the E, selenium and B's... Might even try a little prednisone. Metacam, too, glad you mentioned that.

Miss seeing you around here. hugs.gif
-Kathy
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I just tubed mine, but that was before I knew that giving certain vitamins might help. If I ever have another, I might try the E, selenium and B's... Might even try a little prednisone. Metacam, too, glad you mentioned that.

Miss seeing you around here. hugs.gif
-Kathy

 

We are doing the vitamin therapy + metacam (will forgo prednisone unless it's the only option for now), we'll see how it goes!! Thank you so much for your input.

 

Yes, life has eaten me alive recently. I'm trying to get back into the groove here!

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