possible Curly Toe Paralysis.....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by averya, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. averya

    averya Out Of The Brooder

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    My 6 month old Dominique hen is showing signs of curly toe paralysis. It began 2 weeks ago when she just started limping and then on Friday she could no longer walk and her toes were curled under her. After a fruitless visit to the vet (who advised I put her down and do a necropsy), I went on the internet and found information about CTP. I began treating her with Vit B complex that I had on hand, and then bought some liquid baby vits that had a large amount of Riboflavin in them. She is responding and now standing and her toes are no longer curled under. She can walk a bit, but still not back to normal. However, I have only been treating her for 24 hours.
    My question is why would she be lacking in Riboflavin when she gets a complete diet (Purina Layena, plus cracked corn, plus veggie scraps)., and why would she be the only chicken affected. I have 4 other hens and a rooster. All the hens were bought as chicks at the same time and were vaccinated for Mareks.

    Any thoughts and further advice would be most greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Avery
     
  2. oesdog

    oesdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do hope that you get sorted with your hen. It is soooooooooo frustrating to get a Vet like that.
    I treated my little chick with the Vitamins and it worked last time - now she is ill again at 14 weeks she is falling down a lot and the toes are curling up. I am taking her to a vet tomorrow NOT the one I usually go to as last time I asked if he knew how to sex a chick he turned her upside down to look for a willy???? Then huffed and threw the poor screeching chick back in the box! Why are Vets so pathetic when it comes to our much loved poultry?

    My chick gets the same food as all the others too - I don;t know why she keeps getting sick either.

    Oesdog - thoughts are with you. [​IMG]
     
  3. averya

    averya Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your reply. I agree on vets....the one I used is an Avian specialist, so it was discouraging for her to suggest giving up. As of today, my hen is still alive. Her toes have uncurled and she can walk a little, but not for long. She is perky too so with her will to live, I so hope she makes it. I started giving her electorlytes and soaked her pellets so that they are a mash, which she is eating well. Plus the vits, some spinach, a little cheese. Just trying everything I can think of to get Vit B-2 into her. If anyone has any other thoughts or suggestions, I sure would appreciate them.

    Thanks,
    Avery
     

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