Keet (baby guinea) with twisted leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lothiriel, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Our shipment of guinea keets arrived this morning and one of them has a twisted leg. It's like the knee is bent the wrong way, because we tried turning it back the right way and it looks fine. I can't figure out how to make a splint for it though -- the one I tried failed because the keet couldn't move its leg at all. Any ideas?
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    Last edited: Apr 5, 2012
  2. Kevin565

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    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    No, we didn't try taping. Thanks for that idea Kev! We'll try it.
     
  4. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Ok so he's got a slipped tendon. We were checking out his leg and when I bent it out straight I actually felt the tendon slip back into place, and when I let it go and he bent his leg it went out again. Getting a bendy straw and making "Gimpy" a splint. He's the only violet guinea in the whole bunch.... [​IMG]
     

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