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Help!! Silkie hen treating for Wry Neck 2-1/2 Yrs old

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SCarolina Chick, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. SCarolina Chick

    SCarolina Chick Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 30, 2015
    Summerville, SC
    I'm pretty sure hen has wry neck. Been treating her with vitamins and started her on Prednisolone Oral Solution 3 days ago. But not any better. Was told to only give her .275ml since solution was 15mg per 5ml... I just recalculated myself and talked to CVS we both came up with .833ml so I just gave her that amount starting today. Everywhere I have read that I should be giving her 2.5mg 2X a day, but she is a very small hen and weighs less than 2lbs. is 2.5mg still the dose I should be giving her? I need some feedback ASAP as I don't want to over medicate or undermedicate my little girl.
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    I'm sorry you are having trouble.
    I don't know about dosages.

    The only person I can think of is @casportpony you can pm her and see if she can help with your question.
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Since silkies are more like 20 ounces, I would only give half of that--1.25 mg.
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  4. SCarolina Chick

    SCarolina Chick Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 30, 2015
    Summerville, SC
    Thanks I'll drop the dosage down some. She is still not doing good, tomorrow I'll be heading back to SC from the Keys it takes about 11 to 11.5 hours to make the trip, hopefully she will sleep most of the way. I may end up taking her to the Exotic Animal Vet, but first might have to apply for a loan.[​IMG]

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