Slipped tendon

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Azure, May 21, 2008.

  1. Azure

    Azure Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I hope someone can help please. I have searched for this and found lots of spraddle legs but nothing about fixing slipped tendons? Has anyone done this successfully or have any information that may help? The poult is three weeks old and the largest one out of a healthy hatch of 20, we are feeding him extra vitamins now as that seems to be one of the possible causes. He seems quite happy and eats and drinks but cannot stand anymore. The tendons feel out of place and one one leg I can move it back but it wont stay, would bandaging or splinting help.

    thanks
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator~~~ BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    The tendons need to be rolled back into place. Do you have a vet you can call for advice?
     
  3. Azure

    Azure Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep, but sadly he says cull, whats one tiny poult [​IMG] I can roll it back but it won't stay, he is so bright today I will try splinting I think.

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  4. dlhunicorn

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    I recall a member in CA who had her chicks slipped tendon repaired surgical (very simple procedure preformed with no anethesia and I believe it cost under 40 $) non-surgical attempts are often unsuccessful.
     
  5. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Quote:Call a different vet because that one needs his/her head examined for being useless. I hate wannabe vets that say "cull" "pu it down" before even looking and examining an animal. Pathetic person needs to be flipping burgers in a Burger King not treating animals and tell him/her I said so [​IMG]

    My vet treated my kid's pet rats just like he did our dogs or cats or horses not like little insignificant rodents.
     
  6. DuckLady

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    If you can roll it back and feel it "pop" in place, try the splinting or a fairly tight wrap so it doesn't pop out again. Just be sure to unwrap and let it rest for a bit, then make sure the tendon is back in place and rewrap.
     
  7. Azure

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    Quote:You are very lucky, I agree lol!! Drives me mad but this is a farming community [​IMG] and I am seen as the lady with the pets hehehe rather than a 'real' customer. Sad isn't it, but I am not giving up and will keep trying [​IMG]

    Terrielacey, thanks, fingers crossed x
     

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