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Slipped tendon help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pipnchirp, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. pipnchirp

    pipnchirp In the Brooder

    Dec 6, 2016
    USA NC
    Hello everyone.

    I need a bit of help or someone to bounce ideas off of

    Recently I took in 2 silkie pullets.

    One with eye issues that have been resolved.

    The second and older of the two is a work in progress.

    She is about a month old.
    Has slipped tendon on the left leg. It's able to be popped back but won't stay.
    She is receiving a B complex supplement along with high quality organic feed.
    She's getting 'physical therapy ' for the right leg to strengthen it.
    Leg is stretched and worked with at least 3 times a day.
    She has a hammock/chair she uses.

    Please, is there ANYTHING you know of that might help her? The bone is not twisted, but yet the leg keeps going to the side. She's able to hold herself up with the right leg and I'm hoping that if worst comes to worst, she can live a happy one-legged life.

    Is there anything else I can do?
    Surgery A vet can preform?
    I want to give her the best possible chance

  2. pipnchirp

    pipnchirp In the Brooder

    Dec 6, 2016
    USA NC
    Thank you, I also found out that a highly trusted (among the horse community as well as other animal people I've herd from) vet that's 10 minutes up the road from me works on chickens, and they have a fantastic surgical team! :) hopefully I will be able to fix her up without surgery. Her tendon seems to be holding it's place in her new splint. Maybe the B complex and stretches are working their charm.
  3. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Songster

    Jul 19, 2016

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