Help! Video of neurological problem?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by quackydoodle, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. quackydoodle

    quackydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any thoughts on what's wrong with this hen? She's a 7 month old EE. She's been super healthy. She's still eating and scratching like normal, then out of the blue she acts like she's drunk.


     
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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I can't see the video--it says to log in. Did she have a Mareks vaccine? Could she have gotten into anything toxic such as lead shot, old paint chips, poisonous plants, insecticide, moldy feed, or anything you can think of? Is she having trouble with one or both of her legs or wings?
     
  3. quackydoodle

    quackydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The trouble seems to be with both legs and both wings. She could've gotten into something. They have a huge area to roam and there's an old garbage/burn pit just a few inches below the dirt. I reloaded the video link. Let me know if that doesn't work.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Yes, I can see the video now. I think that Mareks disease could possibly be a problem. It seems like she loses her balance, and her left leg doesn't seem to have feeling in it, then she balances with her wings. There are 4 types of Mareks, so each case can look different and have differing symptoms. No one can diagnose the disease, but it would help to learn about it, so that you might be able to recognize symptoms. Here are some good links to read about Mareks, but keep searching for other possibilities:
    http://extension.unh.edu/resources/files/Resource000791_Rep813.pdf
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/the-great-big-giant-mareks-disease-faq
    http://partnersah.vet.cornell.edu/avian-atlas/#/disease/Marek's_Disease
     
  5. quackydoodle

    quackydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just to update, she was back to her normal self like it never happened just a few days later. And she continues to be fine. Silly girl...
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I'm so glad to hear that she is back to normal. Let us know if she has anymore problems.
     

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