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10 week Sapphire pullet respiratory and left paralysis

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by daxigait, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    I will get pictures. The leg is just limp with toes a bit curled but it is not stiff or swollen.
     
  2. casportpony

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    Check it for sensitivity. Start with the good leg and poke the toes sharply with your fingernail. Flinching is a normal reaction. Then do the other foot.

    -Kathy
     
  3. daxigait

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    She will curl the toes around my finger more if I touch the bottom, but there is not much grip, and no strength in the leg. She is eating well and drank a tiny bit. Here are some pictures. I had to clean her poo off since she can't stand.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] she weighs 12 ounces. Not very sensitive but like I said she will curl the toes around my finger.
     
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    @casportponyI hope the pictures and stuff are good enough.
    BTW my roo is doing much better. Within six hours the swelling around his eyes had gone down to where he could see. He is now eating and drinking, but is still gurgly. Though he just did the first crow rough though it was I have heard in days.
     
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  6. casportpony

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    Was she vaccinated for Marek's?

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  7. daxigait

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    I can ask the breeder, but I doubt it in this area. She came from south of Tulsa OK
     
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    @casportpony I bought a sublingual liquid b complex at Walmart. Any suggestions for the dosage? Second leg weak this morning.[​IMG]
     
  10. casportpony

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    How much riboflavin is in it?

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