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Pea with a limp

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by konopswj, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. konopswj

    konopswj Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my yearlings has a limp. Looks as if he's trying to keep weight off of his right leg. Noticed it on Friday and still looks like he's limping pretty good. Leg and toes seem fine, nothing visibly different in size or color to his other leg.

    What does everyone else do for this? Nothing? Wait and see if he get's better? Isolate him to a small cage or kennel to keep him from using it?

    Thanks in advance for your advice,
    Walter
     
  2. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    It really depends on what he did to it- if he is still using it, it's probably not broken, but it could be sprained, or he could have pulled a muscle or slipped a tendon. As long as he is still using it, and there's no swelling anywhere on the leg (like you've felt it up and down and made sure) and it's not hot (like it would be if there was an infection), then I would just keep an eye on him. Definitely don't keep him from using it if he can, if it's a sore muscle he'll have to work it out.
     
  3. konopswj

    konopswj Out Of The Brooder

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    He's using it, and it hasn't stopped him from walking around like normal. He limps less when he's being tough and is all fanned out for the dogs (so it can’t be hurting him that bad). Guess I'll keep an eye on him and see that it goes away.

    I've not felt the leg, didn't want to stress him or have him hurt it more by catching him. They're ok for me to be near them, but don't like to be touched.
     
  4. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    I wouldn't worry too much if he's still using it and displaying. That's the first thing mine stop doing when they don't feel good.
     
  5. Knix6468

    Knix6468 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will he let you look at his foot and leg up to see if there is anything in his foot or bothering his leg?
     
  6. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You are feeding them 20 to 24% protein food right, because it could be a slip tendon.
     
  7. konopswj

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    Quote:I can get within a few feet of them, as their curious and will come up to me. To actually touch or physically check the leg, I'd have to catch them first.
     
  8. konopswj

    konopswj Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:You are feeding them 20 to 24% protein food right, because it could be a slip tendon.

    Yes, their feed is 20% and I mix in a little cat food that is roughly 30%. They shouldn't be getting much more than 20 to 25 % overall.

    What would be signs of a slipped tendon? Would it be something you can visibly diagnose?

    I don’t have a problem catching them, just don’t unless necessary because it stresses them. (and they run away from me for a while after that)
     
  9. konopswj

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    I guess if he's still limping this weekend (about a week since I noticed it), I'll catch him and check it out for myself. Don't know that he seems worse, but definitely not any better. If it is something that needs treated I just don't want to wait too long and not have done a thing.

    He still gets up and down off of the roost and always comes out of the coop when the other one does.

    I wonder if I shouldn't have a cc of Tylan200 drawn so that when I catch him to give him some antibiotics just in case? Just thinking not to have to stress him more than once in a day.

    Any other thoughts? How would I tell if it's a slipped tendon?

    Thanks for the help in advance!
    Walter
     
  10. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You are feeding them 20 to 24% protein food right, because it could be a slip tendon.

    Yes, their feed is 20% and I mix in a little cat food that is roughly 30%. They shouldn't be getting much more than 20 to 25 % overall.

    What would be signs of a slipped tendon? Would it be something you can visibly diagnose?

    I don’t have a problem catching them, just don’t unless necessary because it stresses them. (and they run away from me for a while after that)

    The tendon will feel popped out of the groove I guess [​IMG]
     

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