Possible wing injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TNchickns, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. TNchickns

    TNchickns Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey all, i have a Buff Orpington, about 4yrs old, that has had a floppy, low-hanging wing for a week now. I read about Marek's but she has no other symptoms and does not appear to be paralyzed. She can move the wing and seems painful when i manipulate it. At what point should i give in and go to the vet 2hrs away? Or is there some further diagnostic exam i can do, or empiricall treatment? At a loss and feel completely helpless...
     
  2. coach723

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  3. MasterOfClucker

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    Its probably a wing injury.Is she eating and drinking?.It wouldn't be mareks if anything it would be Boutlism.
     
  4. ChickenMomma14

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    I suggest looking into the thread coach723 put a link to. I had a standard Cochin that had pulled a muscle pretty bad at which I wrapped it for a few days and after she was better.
     
  5. TNchickns

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    Thanks so much y'all! She is eating and drinking, just spending more time in the coop away from everyone. I'll try the wrap today...thanks again!
     
  6. MasterOfClucker

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    Yep,probably a wing injury.You can give her one baby aspirin pill (81mg) to take away pain if you feel bad.
     
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  7. TNchickns

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    Thanks for that Isaac, i was definitely wondering about pain management. :(
     
  8. MasterOfClucker

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    Yep.Glad i could help.[​IMG]
     

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