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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by augiedranch, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. augiedranch

    augiedranch Songster

    Mar 14, 2008
    Is there a disease, or answer to my problem? ;(
    I was outside watering and feeding, saw all of my 4 month old guineas. They were all fine and running around the pasture eating. I go to walk past them 10 minutes later and one of them cannot use either of her legs! Her legs just flop! About a month ago the same thing happened to another guinea fowl who ultimately had to be taken to the vet and put down. These are my first guinea fowl, I've had them since they were 3 weeks old. I've never had anything like this happen to my chickens. Nothing could have attacked her, as I was close by and would have seen and heard something. Please any ideas what on earth could be happening ??
    Thank you
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Songster

    Feb 23, 2014
    Marek's disease causes paralysis in the legs. I would recommend looking into that disease
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Go Team Tube Feeding! Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    Don't think Guineas get Marek's, but there are other things that could cause paralysis:
    • Vitamin B deficiency
    • Vitamin E deficiency (encephalomalacia)
    • Avian Encephalomyelitis
    • Coccidiosis
  4. augiedranch

    augiedranch Songster

    Mar 14, 2008
    Thank you very much for the replies. The vet I use works wonders with poultry. These guineas are so wild and aggressive though. I'll call her (the vet) and see if it's okay if I take her in.

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