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Arielle,

I found a nice link on a young poult with wry neck: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1109702/

 

Sounds like you are doing good with feeding it Vitamin E.

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post #12 of 22

From this link: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/97121/lets-talk-wry-neck-crook-neck

 

 

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Here is some of my collected info on neurological symptoms of crookneck/limberneck:
http://dlhunicorn.conforums.com/index.cgi?board=emergencies&action=display&num=1160928615

re vit. supplementation:
Please note that vitamin E (at therapeutic dosage) is absorbed only in combination with selenium (the two are interdependent on each other)... if there is a malabsorption issue in general this will also affect absorption and therefore it is a good idea to give a general supplement like Avia Charge 2000 ...
Vit A (in excess ) will negatively affect uptake of vit E so you should not use the Polyvisol in combination with the vitamin E/selenium as a general rule.

 

 

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Neck problems (wry neck, crooked, neck, stargazer, limber neck) can be caused by several factors.

-vitamin/nutritional deficiency
-injury
-disease
-toxin
-genetic

Certain breeds is it more common due to a peck on the head (ex: silkie and polish) due to a vaulted skull.

In most cases I think it is caused by nutritional factors. Vitamin supplements would resolve this over a period of time.

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Originally Posted by sunny & the 5 egg layers View Post

Arielle,

I found a nice link on a young poult with wry neck: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1109702/

 

Sounds like you are doing good with feeding it Vitamin E.

I hope he pulls through for you! fl.gif

 

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Originally Posted by sunny & the 5 egg layers View Post

From this link: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/97121/lets-talk-wry-neck-crook-neck

 

 

Quote:
dlhunicorn
 
Here is some of my collected info on neurological symptoms of crookneck/limberneck:
http://dlhunicorn.conforums.com/index.cgi?board=emergencies&action=display&num=1160928615

re vit. supplementation:
Please note that vitamin E (at therapeutic dosage) is absorbed only in combination with selenium (the two are interdependent on each other)... if there is a malabsorption issue in general this will also affect absorption and therefore it is a good idea to give a general supplement like Avia Charge 2000 ...
Vit A (in excess ) will negatively affect uptake of vit E so you should not use the Polyvisol in combination with the vitamin E/selenium as a general rule.

 

 

hinkjc

 

Neck problems (wry neck, crooked, neck, stargazer, limber neck) can be caused by several factors.

-vitamin/nutritional deficiency
-injury
-disease
-toxin
-genetic

Certain breeds is it more common due to a peck on the head (ex: silkie and polish) due to a vaulted skull.

In most cases I think it is caused by nutritional factors. Vitamin supplements would resolve this over a period of time.

Jody

You are a genius!! THank you. Will take the time to read thru it ALL.

 

I fed lemon flavored gatorade. THis was recommended for sheep/lambs by my vet many years ago so I ALWAYS have powdered on hand. So I put some of the Vita mine E drops into it, stir and feed.

 

Thought the molasses would taste good, it has calories and minerals, and added VitE/Se granules to it and fed it via dropper.  

 

I'm concerned abut the need for calories as it doesn't want to eat unless I put it in his mouth. 

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post #14 of 22
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You are a genius!! THank you. Will take the time to read thru it ALL.

 

I fed lemon flavored gatorade. THis was recommended for sheep/lambs by my vet many years ago so I ALWAYS have powdered on hand. So I put some of the Vita mine E drops into it, stir and feed.

 

Thought the molasses would taste good, it has calories and minerals, and added VitE/Se granules to it and fed it via dropper.  

 

I'm concerned abut the need for calories as it doesn't want to eat unless I put it in his mouth. 

Glad you found the links useful. I've been trying to look this up for you once I read the post about your poult.

 

If you ever have a problem feeding them, try a syringe (or dropper) and fill it up with the liquid. Gently put the syringe up to his beak and drip it on it. The three special needs chicks I've raised, this is how I got them to drink. I always get nervous putting it directly in their beak because they are usually so weak I'm scared they will inhale it.

 

I'm not sure if you are concerned about getting food into him quite yet, but when it comes time to try making the chick starter into dust. Either get the dust leftover at the bottom of the feed bag or pound the starter food to make it into dust. Mix it with a little water (or your vitamin mix you made would also probably work) to make it mushy. Smear a little on his beak to get him to ingest it.

 

Also, on the previous post of mine ( View Post ) dlhunicorn whom I qouted said "Vit A (in excess ) will negatively affect uptake of vit E so you should not use the Polyvisol in combination with the vitamin E/selenium as a general rule."

 

I just want to make sure that you knew about that.

 

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post #15 of 22

Good point on the POly vi sol--I stopped that and  will focus on the VitE /Se supplement. A small pinch in molasses water. I tlike the gatorae, but loves the molasses water. Drinks about 2 ml--seems like a lot of fluids in one feeding. 

 

Will make a wet mash at the next meal. 

 

 

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post #16 of 22
I wouldn't use gatoraid for birds its got a LOT of salt.

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post #17 of 22
Wry neck.can come about many ways. ...
Often you will notice the bird tilting its head a little. Sometimes.they will look up with one eye..called star gazing. Sometimes they will.start rolling their head from side to side.. Sometimes their neck will just swoop around to the side...or they may tuck their head under their belly...or their head upside down..or any combination. Some will do it once in awhile while others will keep backing.up or even rolling over.

I like tp use a product for.goats...I get from Jeffers livestock. It is a.orange gel of vita E & a small amount of selinium. I give this and poultry nutri drench vitamins. If the.neck.twists very bad I will make a neck wrap out of duct tape and paper.towel.
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post #18 of 22

I have a pekin duckling with this problem...this is what I bought, not sure it will "cure" but seems to help a little bit...still having trouble and she's quite a bit smaller than her sibling.

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Basically more chicks & chickens then I know what to do with!!

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post #19 of 22
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post #20 of 22
Wondering I there are any updates on these babies and if treatment has been successful?
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