14 week old white silkie with Pasty butt Help.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jjhuntsalot, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. jjhuntsalot

    jjhuntsalot In the Brooder

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    Three days ago found my 14 week old white silkie laying listless on the ground with one legg stretch out and stiff. He also had poop stuck to his butt. I took him and cleaned all of it off in warm water then placed him in a secluded place in the run. The next day he was back to his old self with a clean rump. This morning I found him listless again in the corner with pasty butt again. I've seen on here others talk about pasty but but I don't know what to do for him other than clean him up. Help!!!
     
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    one leg in front and one in back is a typical posture indicating Mereks.
    Try offering a live culture yogurt free choice.
     
  3. jjhuntsalot

    jjhuntsalot In the Brooder

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    I woke up this morning and he was dead. If it was mareks will others catch it?
     
  4. threehorses

    threehorses Songster

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    PM me pls.
     
  5. dlhunicorn

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    I suggest you use the search function here as there are SEVERAL threads on this subject many with several excellent articles explaining mareks.
    Whenever you have a bird die it is a good idea to get a proper necropsy (which is the only way to get any kind of resolution on what the bird actually died of).
     

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