Nutri-drench dosage for wry neck???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HeatherTheMommy, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 4.5 week old EE with wry neck that I'm trying to save. I have nutri drench on hand but how often can I give it directly to her with a syringe? Also what else can i try?
     
  2. TerryH

    TerryH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are treating one of our 10 days olds for the same Vitamin E deficiency. We have been giving her the NutriDrench with a Q tip. She is responding positively to that. We've also added ND to the flocks water.
     
  3. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How often are you giving it? Ive been over dosing her I'm sure but she does seem slightly better today. Was thinking of getting vitamin e gel tabs today to squirt into her beak. She was eating and drinking today which was nice to see.
     
  4. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive been using a small medicine syringe and squirting it inyo her bea in very small amounts
     
  5. TerryH

    TerryH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just as much as she will drinlk. This just started for ours a couple of days ago. Yesterday we gave it to her twice befoe we went to work and once after. Our little one is eating and drinking with the flock now. The Q tip has worked beter than a syringe for us. Just place the soaked Q tip beside the beak.
     
  6. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So just using nutri drench is helping?
     
  7. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have her inside in the brooder alone.
     
  8. TerryH

    TerryH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. The condition is most likely a vitamin E deficiency. ND is loaded with vitamins including E. We also snipped the end of a vitamin E capsule and gave some of that to her on a Q tip as well. Great improvement in her over the past 2 days.

    Here is the link to the thread. There is video of the chick and several people with much more experience that I commenting on what to do.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1098818/very-odd-situation-with-1-week-old-chick
     
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  9. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you I'm going to pick up some vitamin e and selenium today. Maybe some sunflower seeds too
     
  10. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just picked up some vitamin e and selenium. How do i go about giving the selenium. Mixed in water or infood? Dunno which way would be best
     

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