clumsy roo

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pcharm, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. pcharm

    pcharm New Egg

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    I have a swedish flower roo apprx. 1 1/2 yrs he has been clumsy then went lame. I put him on vit b and he is now walking still clumsy but very active and eats well. I read some other posts and I am worried about mareks, he is with the rest of my chicks and has been. He has been clumsy since he was 5 mos. old and is now over a yr. Does it sound like mareks going on that long? He became lame 2wks ago it took a week of vit b to show good improvement.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

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    Is he thin when you pick him up? Is the keel bone prominent?
     
  3. pcharm

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    He isnt real thin but the keel bone does seem prominent.
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

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    I'd have a fecal sample done for worms at a vet or lab.
    A heavy load of parasites can make the bird weak and seem clumsy.
     
  5. pcharm

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    THANK YOU I will try that. Do you think it sounds like mareks disease at all to you, concerned about the rest of my flock.
     
  6. pcharm

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    Is there a good wormer out there that I could use in which I dont have to get rid of the eggs during worming?
     
  7. ChickenCanoe

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    If it were Marek's it would be too late to worry. It is spread by the dander so they've already been exposed.
    I believe any wormer that works will have a withdrawal period. You could just treat the rooster and not the hens to see if it has an impact.
     
  8. pcharm

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    Thank you again I will worm him today and try to get a sample from him and also some of the hens and have a vet check them.
     

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