Legs dislocated?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by GingerluvsJasmine, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. GingerluvsJasmine

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    My 5 month old suddenly looks as if both legs are dislocated at the hip area. Right at the point where the feathers begin growing. Every step looks like the joint moves to the side. What can I do to help?
     
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  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    http://www.poultryhub.org/anatomy-and-physiology/skeletal-system/
    skeletal system


    This quote is from a necropsy instruction:
    "If growing birds are lame, and there is no evidence of infection or rickets, cut into the proximal tibia and look for necrosis caused by osteomyelitis or dyschondroplasia and split the spine at T4 to look for spondylolisthesis (kinky-back), a plug of cartilage impinging on the cord or consider Marek's disease."
    from
    http://www.canadianpoultry.ca/chapter_v.htm

    http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/publications/publications.htm?SEQ_NO_115=156964
    Is this a meat bird showing signs of a problem?

    You might also consider mareks or some other condition which would cause "lameness:"
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
    diagnosis charts at bottom

    Sorry I don't know the cause of the problem...just trying to help.
     
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  3. GingerluvsJasmine

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    Thank you for taking the time to reply!
     

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