Slipped Turkey Tendon - When is it too late?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Macayla, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. Macayla

    Macayla Hatching

    Jul 24, 2017
    One of our turkey poults slipped a tendon about a week ago. Being that we thought it was an ailment other than a slipped tendon, we unfortunately treated for the wrong problem and only now discovered it's actually a slipped tendon. I've read multiple articles and threads, but despite trying all the methods, I simply can't get the tendon to slip back in place, and I've pressed quite hard on the poor little guy. There is no additional swelling or infection and the site is clean. I'm looking for remedies aside from going to a vet.
    Turkey hobbles around with a curled and crooked foot. Any success with a disabled turkey successfully living into adulthood? When is it too late for a tendon to be fixed? How do I stretch the tendon so it regains flexibility enough for me to try again in a couple days?
    Other threads mention that a cause is a vitamin deficiency, but don't specify which vitamins.
  2. Sydnee Fisher

    Sydnee Fisher Songster

    Jun 10, 2017
    Pittsfield, NH
    Do you have Facebook there is a group you can join like the crackling hens or chicken vet

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