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Injured RIR leg!! Please help!! Need help asap!!

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My RIR legs are injured. Yesterday he was walking funny and not being able to stand well. Today he will not stand at all. Both legs seem to have injuries. The left leg ( that doesn't have the bruising) he will not use at all the other he tries to use a little. What can I do to help him? He is eating and drinking well! I gave him 1/4 of a baby Asprin already. Did he get bit by something or did he get injured? Please help!!
post #2 of 5

Can you take him to a vet?

It looks like it could be Mycoplasma Synoviae (MS) instead of an injury. Injury could be possible - did he happen to get something wide wrapped around his hock by any chance.

If it MS you will need to treat him with antibiotics.

Separate him and keep him hydrated. You can add some vitamins/electrolytes to his water and feed him his regular feed.

 

http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/99/mycoplasma-synoviae-infection-ms-infectious-synovitis/

http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/poultry/mycoplasmosis/mycoplasma_synoviae_infection_in_poultry_infectious_synovitis.html?qt=Mycoplasma%20synoviae%20&alt=sh

post #3 of 5

How is he doing?

post #4 of 5
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He didn't make it. We tried every thing but he didn't make it. Thank you for your advice!
post #5 of 5

I'm sorry for your loss.

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