roo having trouble walking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by stewartowen, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. stewartowen

    stewartowen Chirping

    Mar 30, 2011
    My 3-4 yr old roo is developing lameness over past week. Still walking, but acts like feet are tender. On inspection, no lesions perse. May be some swelling in legs/shanks. Seems to be eating and drinking OK... any ideas?
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2011
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    First off, [​IMG]

    Does he have any other discharges, pale comb, diarrhea? Anything? There are a few viruses and bacterial diseases that can cause lameness...Mareks Disease, Fowl Cholera to name a few. Even botulism can cause lameness. If he is showing no other symptoms, it is possible he sprained something.

    You could try getting some vitamins in him to possibly boost his immune system. This will only do him good. You could separte him for a while and make sure he is eating and drinking well enough. Some of these things are contagious. I hope he gets well soon. [​IMG]

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