Fish oil as substitute for Prenisone for Wry Neck treatment

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cfs, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. cfs

    cfs Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,I

    I am considering getting Prednisone for my hen with Wry Neck but would prefer to use fish oil and not kill her immune system. I read that some people use fish oil instead and wondered if anyone was familiar with this and what dose? My hen is 10 months old and 3 pounds. Does anyone have experience with this or know someone who has treated Wry Neck with fish oil or prednisone? Right now I only use two pills of fish oil a day and I am wondering if that is enough. It has only been about four days since I discovered the fish oil treatment to try. If you treated your bird with fish oil, and vitamin e with selenium, how long did it take for your bird to recover?

    So concerned,

    Cheryl
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    There is a "let's talk wry neck" thread that you may be interested in. I don't know the answer regarding the fish oil.
     
  3. cfs

    cfs Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes I read it, thanks. I am now using 1000 IU twice a day. I see some strength daily in her feet :)
     

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