Signs of Salt Toxicity...please read

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Stellar, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    If you notice any or all of these signs:

    Paralysis of legs
    gasping for breath
    foaming from mouth
    seizing
    death

    These are symptoms of salt toxicity...IF you are experiencing this, REMOVE THE FEED, give the bird distilled water to flush out toxins, provide heat, you can lose birds in a matter of minutes from feeding them...

    The Merck Veterinary Manual states symptoms of salt toxicity "In poultry, increased thirst, dyspnea, fluid discharge from the beak, weakness, diarrhea, and leg paralysis are some of the common signs of salt poisoning"

    Please read this and keep the symptoms in your brain if you encounter these symptoms. Thanks for reading.
     
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  2. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
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    Will keep this info handy in front of my quail notebook.
     
  3. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just so you know, there are other diseases that cause signs like this too. They are fairly non-specific symptoms. But its always good to have a reminder of how dangerous salt can be for our birds.
     
  4. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What would cause excess salt in their diet?
     
  5. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Quote:Mistake at the feed mill

    Salty water supply - possible if you live near the sea or a salt spring

    I'm sure there are other reasons, but they aren't springing to mind.
     
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  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:THOSE OTHER ILLNESSES WOULD BE?


    ALSO DO THEY PRESENT THE SYMPTOMS IN ORDER AND WITHIN 15=30 MINUTES FROM START TO FINISH?
     
  7. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
    SouthEast TX
    Feed, a definate.

    She was asked to warn people.

    Watch your birds when you feed them, she does, but there was not enough time to do anything.
     
  8. RiverOtter

    RiverOtter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Most water softener systems soften with salts. The "soft" water will kill your houseplants and will certainly add some "invisible" salt to the diet.
     
  9. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Thanks for posting this, by the way!
     
  10. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    No problem [​IMG]
     

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