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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by stumble_n_mumble, Dec 17, 2010.
look at the next post this one does not apply!
Most poultry diseases are species specific. Some will cross to related species. Chickens, hamsters, dogs and people are pretty far apart-- that said, there are some illnesses that can jump species. I would start with saying that silkies have lots of issues with their domed head- it could be trauma- which is not contagious! Rescued from a vet's office? That would also be a place to start- what did they think was wrong with it? Did they think it was a contagious disease? I doubt they would have given it to you if they were worried about it making your other pets sick- vet's worry about liability and such.
Do a search on wry neck and silkies.
well the full story is i rescue/rehab animals and the vet has my number and knows silkies are my favorite lol. so anyway the silkie was found on the side of the road in a ball all twisted up, they gave it dexterous and it perked up but has this tilted head still and when it drinks it throws its head onto its back to drink.... they de wormed it for me with ivromec and something with a p they use for horses. anyway it was a low low low low low dosage because her weight is only .34 pounds.... her poop looks normal and she acts somewhat normal besides occasional circles or head twitches......
yup im bumping this lol
Could it be wry neck? I know that Silkies seem to be prone to it?
could be i guess.... shes acting normal otherwise... is that contagious?