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Rooster with mystery ailment

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Pupsnpullets, May 11, 2009.

  1. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Songster

    Mar 9, 2008
    SoCal desert
    I had to put my little rooster down today and I have no idea what was wrong with him. About a week ago he looked a little not his usual self. Not really sick, just not as chipper as usual. Next morning he was limping a little, following day his foot was paralysed and it rolled under him when he tried putting weight on it. Today his whole leg was paralysed and he wasn't moving at all, yet still had a healthy appetite. I examimed him thoroughly and couldn't find any torn skin or bite wounds. I couldn't let it go on.

    Has anyone had any experiences like this? I'm thinking if he dislocated his leg jumping off the perch or something it would have been immediately obvious, not gradual. If it was a virus or similar he wouldn't have been clear eyed and hungry. If it was a snake bite surely I'd have found and entry wound. A spider bite perhaps? Any ideas?

  2. Could it have been Marek's? There is a link here somewhere showing different symptoms and what illnesses it could be. I hope someone will post it soon, or else I'll try to find it.

    Hugs, I'm sorry you had to deal with this.

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