crurbed beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tsagirl, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
    I have one week old chicks and my EE chick has a beak that is straight on the top, but on the bottom it curves to the side. Looks kind of like a criss cross thing. Is this going ot affect anything? Can I help it?
    Its doing well and eats and drinks like the rest of the chicks, I just hope it wont be a big deal later on in life.?
    Or will it heal up?
    Thanks for you your help!
     
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    this can and will need to be managed by trimming the beak...here are my articles on that:
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    http://dlhunicorn.conforums.com/index.cgi?board=linksgeneralinfo&action=display&num=1178273217

    however since it is so young I wonder if htis might be helpful?:
    http://harrisonsbirdfoods.com/learningcenter/BestOf2.pdf
    "Use of Penetran for Beak Malocclusion Greg J. Harrison, DVM Dipl. ABVP Avian"
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    Topical application of Penetran is effective for avian skin rashes, local irritations and ulcerations. It can be mixed with aloe vera liquid for generalized dermatologic conditions. Because it has penetrating properties, I have used it to treat some deeper muscular problems. In two cases of a serious beak malocclusion with underbite, the only therapy was application of Penetran to the facial muscles including the periopthalmic areas. In a ten-day-old cockatoo, the muscles relaxed and the beak returned to normal positioning overnight; a full week of Penetran application and prolonged periods of manual positioning of the beak were also successful in a four-week-old cockatoo.Penetran is a commercially available ammonium solution from TransDermal Technologies, Inc.
    (800-676-7354)."
     
  3. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
    DL,
    What wonderful information! I take it you are a vet, and by all means I appricate it even more! [​IMG]
    Thank you from my chick and I, I will try to deal with his problem now.
    We have called him Kirby(curved beak). HEHE!

    Take care!
    Theresa
     

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