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Is This Mareks???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Alex1010, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. Alex1010

    Alex1010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So i have a Buff Mottled Sable Poot, i got her with a limp the lady said she was over mated and needed to rest so, i let her rest. But she got really bad. And she had some really bad leg mites. But she has one leg going backwards and one going forward and her toe is curled. she has been eating but lately she stopped and i don't think she'll make it. Can anybody help Me??
    She doesn't have any symptoms for mareks it just her legs, one seems to be Paralyzed.

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  2. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This makes me SOOOOOO mad that someone sold you a bird in ANY kind of a bad condition!! That's SO WRONG! [​IMG]

    Yes, it most definitely sounds like Marek's. I only hope this poor hen went no where near any of your other chicken!! It looks like it's affecting more than her legs. One wing seems to be down too! Poor thing!
     
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Hey there Alex1010

    I am definitely not an expert when it comes to what ails chickens and while I agree that it could be Mareks; just wanted to throw another option into the mix due to what sounds like not the best previous living conditions, leg mite, over mated etc .. it could also be a vitamin deficiency.

    PS. Good luck with her .. she is very pretty!
     
  4. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm going to add this thought in the event it's not Marek's...vitamin deficiency can also mimic this along with heavy parasite load. It certainly won't hurt to give her electrolytes and vitamins and a worming medicine. If it is Marek's (only a necropsy can tell) then your property has now been exposed.
     
  5. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Teila and I are on the same page! [​IMG]
     
  6. Alex1010

    Alex1010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm Pretty Sure It's Not Mareks, Cause She Has No Symptoms Just One Leg Isn't Working. But Her Both Wings Work Good. I'll Worm Here And I'll Buy Vitamins Pretty Sure It's Vitamin Deficiency.
     
  7. Alex1010

    Alex1010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Which One Should I Get??
     
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    Jchicken311 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Alex1010

    Alex1010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I Culled Her This Morning.. She Was Worse But Now She's In A Better Place. Thanks For Everybody's Help
     
  10. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    So sorry for your loss...you did the right thing for her...[​IMG]
     

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