polish with messed up foot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by redchicken, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. redchicken

    redchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a polish thats foot is just curled up and she won't walk I looked at it but it looked fine can someone tell me whats wrong
     
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    How old is she?
    If she's a chick you can make a shoe out of a plastic margarine lid cut to the size of it's foot and taped on.
     
  3. redchicken

    redchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she is 12 weeks old
     
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  4. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    http://cahfs.ucdavis.edu/annual_reports/2004ar.pdf
    (excerpt)
    "VITAMIN B2 (RIBOFLAVIN) DEFICIENCY
    IN CHICKENS
    .......Deficiency of riboflavin in chickens can cause peripheral neuropathy, resulting in a condition called “curled-toe paralysis.” Other clinical signs due to riboflavin deficiency include weakness, slow growth, loss of weight, leg paralysis without curled-toes and walking on hocks with the aid of their wings. Riboflavin deficiency in the hen can result in decreased egg production, increased embryonic mortality and poor hatchability. Among various nutritional deficiencies, chickens are most sensitive to riboflavin deficiency. Riboflavin deficiency was diagnosed in 16 chicken cases between 1990 and 2004.........Clinical signs in the chickens included paralysis, walking on hocks and occasionally walking on their wings............."

    ...you can look at your feed store for the Rooster Booster product with the B vitamins and give this supplement
    or
    You can administer POLYVISOL four drops in beak for a week then taper off the next and give AviaCharge2000 (a complete nutritionalvitamin supplement that can be ordered online from McMurray or Strombergs)

    ETA: You can also use the "shoe" (in addition to the above, addressing what I feel is the nutritional cause of the problem) to help ensure no lasting deformity.
     
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