Limping 6 wek old

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hensonly, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. hensonly

    hensonly Songster

    May 15, 2008
    upstate NY

    I have a batch of 6 1/2 week old colored rangers. One is lame, looks like the joint that would be his knee if he were a person. It buckles under him when he walks. He can get around, it holds his weight a little. Doesn't look dislocated or broken completely but he's quite lame on it. I have him in dog crate for today, naturally I have a double shift today.

    How long should I give him to see if he's going to improve? I hate to cull now, half way to processing day...but I don't want to have him in pain either...can you give aspirin to birds? [​IMG]

    any suggestions appreciated.

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