Slippen tendon on hock--should I splint???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by froggiesheins, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    My serama hen has a slipped tendon that just doesn't want to stay in place. I made a splint with two pieces of cardboard shaped in an open V on either side of her hock and wrapped with gauze. Of course she HATES it, but not the tendon doesn't move.
    Question is: can I leave this on, if so how long? I am limiting her movement. she LOVES to play on the birdie jungle gym, but mom says no for now.
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I know nothing about slipped tendons. I'm sure someone does.
     

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