leg is swollen what ca i do? pic

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Jkioneil, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. Jkioneil

    Jkioneil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yesterday she was fine today she is limping and her right leg is more swollen than the other. is there something i can do? how can i help her? my husband was worried she is too heavy for her legs but she has been just fine until today. she was roosting in a tree last night maybe jumping dow hurt her? do you think she will heal or is it time for the pot? we were trying to keep her going until thanksgiving.. i could really use some advise thanks guys!

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    Jkioneil Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. thaiturkey

    thaiturkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I Googled around to try to get some information for you. There's no clear answer that I can find but tendonitis is mentioned in a few of the searches. One of my books has a piece about Perosis and that seems to be a possibility. It suggests that it's caused by diet deficiency.

    In your pics., the bird is standing correctly on the leg you think is swollen but is up high on its thinner left foot. Is that how it usually stands and walks?
     
  4. Jkioneil

    Jkioneil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i thik she was about to take step and was raising her foot because she usually walks normal on both. i had a hard time on google too. [​IMG] she was fine yesterday i think maybe she injured herself jumping out of tree. i wonder if i should wrap it or soak it or something
     
  5. thaiturkey

    thaiturkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You posted two different pics. and in each one the left foot is up, apparently with very little weight being placed on it. Could it be that she has injured the left leg or foot and the strain on the right is causing it to swell?

    If she's feeding and walking well, I'd keep her quiet for a couple of days and see what happens.
     
  6. Jkioneil

    Jkioneil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes i actually went and looked at the pics and i think you are right. any advice on what to do to help her? should i bring her inside ?
     
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  7. thaiturkey

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    I have no experience of leg injuries but at this stage I would suggest that you rest her somewhere for a few days. Keep her in a quiet place that she's used to with a choice of a perch and a soft bed like a nest - and food and water, of course. Then just watch the legs and how she walks. I would hope that a sprain or strain will clear up. If not, then some expert advice might be needed.

    Can you see any sign of injury other than the swelling?

    I'm guessing that any injury is to the left leg or foot and she's put too much weight on the right side. Only my guess, though.

    Can anyone with more experience help with this?
     

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