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HELP NEEDED: Poults with tremors

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Blisschick, May 14, 2008.

  1. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    My poults are about three weeks old and have developed some sort of problem. I had 6, but one died this past weekend when I wasn't home, so I don't know if it had the same problem 3 others do. They're still eating and drinking, but one cannot hardly walk for keeping it's balance, and two more are trembling slightly when they're moving around, like their legs are weak or unsteady. I vaguely recall something like this affecting young turkeys, but cannot remember what it was. I have a package of vitamins & electrolytes, but am unsure of how much to give them as a supplement. Does anyone know the dosage for 1 gallon?

    I have other older turkey poults, but they haven't been affected.
     
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    check poos for signs of undigested feed...if so then read this:

    http://www.worldpoultry.net/pale_bird_syndrome/

    electrolytes are indicated if there is suspicion of dehydration.... doesnt the pack have dosage instructions ...if not then what is the name of that product?
     
  3. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    I read the link, and none of it applies to my birds except for the tremors part. They're all a healthy weight, not pale or stunted, and all have a good appetite. All feed is coming out looking like it should, sometimes it may have a little blood in it, but I'm feeding medicated game bird starter 28%...I'm not sure what's up with that. It's all fresh feed, so I've eliminated botulism. Other birds are eating from the same bag and have no problems.

    The packet does have instuctions, but only for 55 or 110 gallons, which calls for either half or the whole packet. [​IMG] The brand name is Durvet.
     
  4. dlhunicorn

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    If you have the 4 oz. packet of Vitamins and Electrolytes then you would mix ½ teaspoon into 1 gallon of water.

    If you have the 8 oz. packet of Vitamins and Electrolytes then you would mix ¾ teaspoon into 1 gallon of water "
     
  5. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    K, Thanks!
     

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