Limping while walking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ninjasquirrel, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. Ninjasquirrel

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    Our girl poopy has a birth defect from incubation of curled inward toes. We didnt notice it until she was about 6 weeks old. Shes never had trouble walking or been in pain. However since the temps have started dipping down she has started limping. I have examined all her toes and she does not flinch like she is in pain...she just limps. For no apparent reason. No other birds are presenting symptoms. No new additions to the flock. Should we be concerned? Is this what typically happens with birds that have this deformity? If you would like a pic of her toes i will have to take it tomorrow when its brighter out. But her right foot and left foot have the inner most toe curled inward toward her body.
     
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    Pictures would be good, and a video of her walking posted to YouTube with a link posted here would be good to see. How old is she now? Injuries from jumping, bumblefoot on the footpads, vitamin deficiency, or Mareks disease could be possible reasons for the limping. I would look at her footpads, and look for swelling of her joints or bruising. It would not hurt hurt to feed her 1/4 to a 1/2 of a vitamin B Complex tablet crushed onto some food or a treat such as cooked egg or similar.
     
  3. Ninjasquirrel

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    Ive been giving vitamins in their water since we first noticed it. Shes 8 months old. Ill check her for foot pad bruising tomorrow. I suspected bumblefoot when i first saw it. I was worried about possibly mareks as well. Do they just get mareks? She hasnt been exposed to any other birds other than the flock she grew up with
     
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    20181213_180040.jpg Ive been providing this multivitamin. Hopefully its easy to read. It has riboflavim 7mg and b12 20mcg. I have human sublingual b12 vitamins as well but they are 5000mcg so im worried about that being too much
     
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    Just tried to go out and take a picture but it was too difficult. She wouldnt sit still long enough. Its gonna have to be tomorrow evening when shes free ranging
     
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    That is okay. Pictures or videos can sometimes be helpful, but whenever you can get one is fine. Your vitamin/electrolyte mix is find for now. I would try to get some B complex tablets, which are just all B’s but no electrolytes which should not be given for more than a couple of days. B12 is not what you need—it has to have riboflavin or B2.
     
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  9. Ninjasquirrel

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    Thanks! I can pick that up on my way to work. Whats the dosage?
     
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    It is back in post 2–give 1/4 to 1/2 tablet crushed onto some egg or feed mied with a little water, once a day.
     

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