curly-toe paralysis

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by antheat, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. antheat

    antheat In the Brooder

    Jan 10, 2008
    1) What type of bird , age and weight.
    RIR x Barred Rock x Americauna. Approx 8 weeks old.

    2) What is the behavior, exactly.
    curled toe on one foot, unable to move

    3) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.

    4) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.
    Possible lack of riboflavin in the starter?

    5) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
    Big V feeds chick starter and water

    6) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
    Normal, from what I can tell

    7) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
    Vi-tal in the drinking water

    8 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?
    I need to know if there is anything I can do to reverse the paralysis

    9) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.

    10) Describe the housing/bedding in use
    The chick had been free ranging with the hen that hatched it so they have access to the poultry yard (lots of bugs, grass, trees, etc) - bedding is pine shavings.

    Its only this chick and its sibling that is having a problem. I bought new food yesterday. All the other chicks raised on Big V feeds have done well.
  2. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    try Poly--vi-sol liquid baby vitamins, Enfamil brand, no iron..2-3 drops once a day directly on the beak for a week or so..

    and electrolytes by durvet...

    the vitamins have the B vitamins and the electrolytes have the zinc, etc..that they might need..
  3. antheat

    antheat In the Brooder

    Jan 10, 2008
    Unfortunately, neither made it [​IMG]


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