mareks disease??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ruby Mia, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. Ruby Mia

    Ruby Mia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of my friends bantams has stopped moving or standing up completely about a week ago. they are having to hand feed him as he only lies on the floor all the time. his injured leg is sticking straight out, but there is no sign of damage to the foot or leg. they had a chicken who had this not so long ago and sadly died. any idea whats wrong? here are some pics;

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  2. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please have a look at Marek's disease,not suggesting he has this,but b/c you mentioned a chicken died with the same symptoms,you should read up on disease.
     
  3. Ruby Mia

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    thank you for the reply, could it be anything else. he was also breathing very rapidly.
     
  4. ten chicks

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    It could be several things,but because he has been like this for a week and one has already died,you need information on Marek's. Have you given him any vitamins in case of a vitamin deficiency? Has it been very hot?
     
  5. Ruby Mia

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    yes, its been quite hot. i will give him vitimins and hopefully that will give him a boost.
     
  6. R.M.Qureshi

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    Dear Ruby,

    I am not an expert but from the picture the feathers on head seems to be little bit fluffed up. Please check the follicles if these are thickened. Keep an eye on the weight loss.
    If you have access to Homeopathic medicine give a combination of Gelsemium 30 and causticum 30 twice daily. till cure.
     
  7. Ruby Mia

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    Thanks, i will give him the medicine [​IMG]
     

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