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post #11 of 18
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Can they ever recover when it gets to the stage of leg paralyses do you know ? Her breathing isnt as bad now but still not great. If she isn't in pain id give her a few more days and give her poultry vitamins to see if she perks up but don't want to prolong the suffering if she is. From what I read mareks doesnt cause pain? Difficult to know what to do x
post #12 of 18
Hello, my 6 month EE her legs were straight out, she couldn't get up or walk and was vey I'll. I brought her in and kept her propped up with towels. Gave electrolytes , vitamins and probiotics every several hours with a syringe , about 3 days later she was standing. She gets doing real good and then gets wobbly again, after I put her back with her sister. Now she's staying in till I know she's completely well.
post #13 of 18
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That's really encouraging smile.png did you use special poultry vitamins? I want to try find some out shopping tomorrow but they don't have many places around me so might be a few days before I can get some delivered to me. X
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by vinda View Post

Can they ever recover when it gets to the stage of leg paralyses do you know ? Her breathing isnt as bad now but still not great. If she isn't in pain id give her a few more days and give her poultry vitamins to see if she perks up but don't want to prolong the suffering if she is. From what I read mareks doesnt cause pain? Difficult to know what to do x


Sometimes with Mareks paralysis,  there can be a sudden improvement, but later in life they can develop tumors. Not all chickens with Mareks die, and since there can be diseases that resemble Mareks, it's good to treat her with vitamins and electrolytes, and tempt her to eat some egg, tuna, or favorite foods. B complex vitamins can be dissolved in her water, and polyvisol baby vitamins can be used until you get the poultry vitamins. They should have SaveAChick or Rooster Booster vitamins with electrolytes at your feed store.


Edited by Eggcessive - 10/9/15 at 5:45pm
post #15 of 18
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Unfortunately I just went to check on her and she has passed away. At least she isnt suffering anymore and she was warm comfy and had a nice last meal that i made her. Thank you everyone for your support and advice I've really appreciated it xx
post #16 of 18

So sorry that you lost her. The state vets in the US can check for Mareks and other diseases with a necropsy if the body is refigerated. Here is a link for state vets:  http://www.usaha.org/Portals/6/StateAnimalHealthOfficials.pdf

post #17 of 18
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Thanks Eggcessive but I'm in the UK x
post #18 of 18
Sorry for you loss.

-Kathy
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