infectious synovitis (MS) - do you think I diagnosed correctly?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Annabananabodanna, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Annabananabodanna

    Annabananabodanna Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I have a 6 month old Barred Rock and she suddenly went lame, then got better then lame again only a couple weeks later, this time worse. She can't stand up or walk although she can flap her wings from a seated position. She doesn't seem to have any control over her feet and legs. She looks either like a stroke victim or a very drunken sailor in human terms. ;-> I don't see any swollen joints, but she does seem to have fluid filled cysts on her breasts below the skin, which will deflate if I massage them. Her stool is normal, clear eyes, fine appetite, not gaining weight as fast as the others. Her flock mates (3 others) are fine. None have started laying. I started her on the antibiotic I got in the feed store yesterday and making sure she is drinking via an eye dropper. (per the info I got on the disease site from BYC) so hoping that will work. Today she is wheezing a bit. But, just in case I'm going down the wrong road thought I would put it out there. Any help or advise is appreciated!
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It's really tough to confirm MS without blood work. MS is contagious and will typically run through a flock. Stroke would show these symptoms as well as nervous disorders and toxin ingestion.
     
  3. Annabananabodanna

    Annabananabodanna Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you!
     

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