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Legs dislocated?

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My 5 month old suddenly looks as if both legs are dislocated at the hip area. Right at the point where the feathers begin growing. Every step looks like the joint moves to the side. What can I do to help? 


Edited by GingerluvsJasmine - 2/26/12 at 9:41am
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http://www.poultryhub.org/anatomy-and-physiology/skeletal-system/

skeletal system

 

 

This quote is from a necropsy instruction:

"If growing birds are lame, and there is no evidence of infection or rickets, cut into the proximal tibia and look for necrosis caused by osteomyelitis or dyschondroplasia and split the spine at T4 to look for spondylolisthesis (kinky-back), a plug of cartilage impinging on the cord or consider Marek's disease."

from

http://www.canadianpoultry.ca/chapter_v.htm

 

http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/publications/publications.htm?SEQ_NO_115=156964

Is this a meat bird showing signs of a problem?

 

You might also consider mareks or some other condition which would cause "lameness:"

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044

diagnosis charts at bottom

 

Sorry I don't know the cause of the problem...just trying to help.


Edited by ChickensAreSweet - 2/26/12 at 11:24am

Black Australorps, Easter Eggers, Buff Minorcas, and Nankins. 

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” - William Shakespeare
 

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Black Australorps, Easter Eggers, Buff Minorcas, and Nankins. 

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” - William Shakespeare
 

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Black Australorps, Easter Eggers, Buff Minorcas, and Nankins. 

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” - William Shakespeare
 

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Black Australorps, Easter Eggers, Buff Minorcas, and Nankins. 

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” - William Shakespeare
 

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