First Time Wry Neck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by VyInRI, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. VyInRI

    VyInRI Out Of The Brooder

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    In the several years I've had silkies, this is the first time I've dealt with wry neck. We noticed it yesterday. Penny is still full of energy and we've been hand feeding her today and giving her plenty of water, but I've been reading about treatments and I'm so confused. What dosage of vitamin e capsules should I be giving her, and how frequently? I've read to give her poly-vi-sol without iron and nutri drench as well, but I'm unsure as to how much and how often. Please help!
     
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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Wry neck is a symptom, and can be seen in Vitamin E deficiency, in head injuries, and in certain diseases such as Mareks, leukosis, and respiratory diseases. If using PolyVisol without Iron, give 3 drops daily orally. Give 1-3 drops of Poultry Nutri-Drench, or Vitamin E400 IU daily. Selenium is easily found in eggs, tuna, and crushed nuts. Selenium is good to give with vitamin E for wry neck, but it is already in Nutri-drench. Hopefully, she will be doing better soon. Here is some reading about wry neck:
    http://www.raising-happy-chickens.com/wry-neck.html
    http://www.browneggblueegg.com/Article/Crookneck/Crookneck.html
     
  3. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2.Im sure you did this but....Separate her from the flock.Stress is a big key component in treating Wry neck.
     
  4. VyInRI

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    Should I be doing all three? I have poultry nutri drench. Should I still get vitamin e capsules and polyvisol? I know there's such a thing as too much.
     
  5. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes and give selenium which is 25mcg per day
     
  6. VyInRI

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    We've been doing the above since last Monday, so well over a week now. We've also been hand feeding her both regular chicken feed and sunflower seeds. She's been taking in calcium and water, and we have seen her eat out of the feeders. However, while she's not getting worse, some days seem better than others. She always manages to right herself when we put her down, and sometimes her head and neck are totally straight and she's standing tall, but sometimes - especially at night, she's got it twisted. She's still very strong and her poop is normal. Should I be doing even more than I am, or does it take a while to really kick in? I'm tempted to call the avian vet, she's such a loved bird, but I really can't afford tob right now. Thoughts?
     

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