Is crooked neck from Wry Neck permanent?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cfs, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. cfs

    cfs Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I need advice regarding my 11 month old hen. She had Wry Neck and I treated her with polyvisol and vitamin E with selenium and took to vet. Lab revealed she has coccidosis and mega worms. I wormed her and gave her Corrid. She is much better with head 90% up, but it it very crooked and her balance is therefore off. Today is last day to worm but I will continue with Corrid in her water. I am not sure if she is getting enough Corrid because the dosage is for 1 gallon of water and she is one chicken so how do I formulate that down to say four cups of water? Anyone know? Can people share if their older chickens's crooked neck went away with time or not? Thank you! I am concerned about putting her back in the coop and I have no other place for her! Thank you!
     
  2. cfs

    cfs Out Of The Brooder

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    Regarding Corrid dosing, I forgot this information from Kathy (Thanks Kathy, VERY helpful):

    As for the Corid, the dose for powder is 1.5 teaspoons per gallon or 2 teaspoons per gallon for the liquid. If you're going to use a quart size waterer, just divide by four for the dose. Here is more Corid dosing info than you'll ever need, lol:
    -Kathy
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    wry neck or cook neck can be a symptom of other diseases such as Mareks disease which could affect balance. Sometimes it is a result of head injury or vitamin deficiency, and vitamins should always be given just in case, but not while on Corid for cocci..
     
  4. Nambroth

    Nambroth Fud Lady

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    As mentioned, it depends on the reason for the wry neck. My wry neck bird did get better but it took months (about 5 months!) for her to have a normal posture and balance again.
     

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