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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fornese, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. fornese

    fornese In the Brooder

    May 22, 2008
    OK folks. I have to say I am a little bit disheartened. I have dealt with a lame pullet for almost 2 months now and now one of my hens is barely walking. I have had a very difficult time trying to get any medical assistance. Within 4 counties of where I live in eastern NC I finally found a vet that would hear me out with the symptoms of my girls and she thinks it viral, mainly Reovius in poultry.
    Out os 10 birds 2 are lame without any other symptoms or injury.
    I need medicated food. Any hints? has anyone heard of or dealt with this? many thanks, Elizabeth

  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    I found this:

    It states:
    Transmission: The infection spreads rapidly through broiler flocks, but less rapidly in caged layers. Spread is by respiratory and digestive tract routes. The virus is shed in the feces.

    Treatment: There is no satisfactory treatment available. With hens, tetracycline, molasses, and oyster shell therapy is helpful.

    Prevention: A vaccine is available for use in endemic areas or on endemic farms.

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