EE with hurt leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ShadyLake, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. ShadyLake

    ShadyLake In the Brooder

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    A071BF70-BDC2-4017-87B2-39149CEEAEB0.jpeg 289DAC0B-3A7C-40FC-B719-6CF827495F95.jpeg Need help possibly diagnosing or just stabilizing My 3 month old EE until I can get her to the vet. She was fine yesterday, today she has a scab on one leg and can’t walk on that foot. Stress-panting, and can’t get her to drink without a dropper. Really worried that it might be broken but can’t tell due to neuropathy.
     
  2. ShadyLake

    ShadyLake In the Brooder

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    Update gave a baby aspirin because her panting was getting worse. She drank a little water
     
  3. ShadyLake

    ShadyLake In the Brooder

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    Still need help
     
  4. coach723

    coach723 Crowing

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    I'm sorry you haven't gotten an answer.
    The document below may help you examine for a fracture and splint if necessary, though if you can't feel it, I don't know:
    Looks like she may have gotten that foot caught on something, could be a sprain/strain also, it does look swollen. You can soak in warm epsom salts which should help some with pain and swelling. If you splint it make sure to use lots of padding so nothing rubs, and not too tight. You don't want to cut off circulation and it could continue to swell, especially if she's using it. If she will not put weight on it you can use a chicken sling to help keep her upright and comfortable, just supervise so she doesn't freak out and hurt herself worse. Some examples below. If you have a vet that will see her, that is always best.
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