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EMERGENCY sudden lethargy

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Squeak61, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. Squeak61

    Squeak61 Songster

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    One of my new birds was completely fine last night, completely normal, and this morning she is limp, unable to walk or stand, and pooping slightly bloody watery poop. This morning, she was laying face first, twitching, and couldn’t even lift her head. She can still move her legs and wings. All the other birds she came with are completely fine. After giving her some vitamins, she can now lift her head and shift herself around. But she hasn’t improved past that. A few minutes ago, she went back downhill. Currently, she trying to stand up and is more successful than previously. What could be wrong? Mareks, coccidiosis, something else? Please help! :(
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  2. micstrachan

    micstrachan Free Ranging

    Is she newly integrated? I would start with treating for coccidiosis asap.
     
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  3. Squeak61

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    She’s brand new. I’m going to start that treatment tonight. She just stood up by herself, so I’m not sure why she’s making sudden improvement.
     
  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki TwatterSpotter

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    Treat the entire flock with Corid.

    Where did your new birds come from and how long have you had them?
     
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  5. Squeak61

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    She’s currently only with the 3 birds I bought her with. She’s from a NPIP breeder, and I’ve had them since Sunday morning. She was completely 100% fine until this morning.
     
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  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki TwatterSpotter

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    NPIP means she was tested for PT only.
    This does not mean she isnt carrying one of the other 20+ diseases. Don't let the letters NPIP fool you into thinking you just bought healthy birds because that many not be the case.

    Stress alone can bring out hidden illness/disease.
    Moving to a new home is very stressful.

    Try vitamins... Maybe just maybe she hasn't been eating good lately.
     
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  7. Squeak61

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    Good to know! The vitamins so far seem to be helping? She just stood up completely on her own and is preening herself, even though just 10 minutes before she was lying face first, unable to move. She’s very very up and down, so I’m not sure if I should treat her for something specific or just let her keep up this way.
     
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    Is she drinking and eating well on her own?
     
  9. Squeak61

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    She’s drinking, but not eating (and she hasn’t all day). Still no walking.
     
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  10. Texas Kiki

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    Have you tried to offer her a scrambled egg yet?
     
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