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Splint??

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Morri, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. Morri

    Morri what's quackalackin?

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    How can you make a splint to correct my peachicks bend out leg?? Any successful splint ideas?? Thanks people!!
     
  2. Daisygirl

    Daisygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends but I've heard of people using band-aids and tooth picks...so mabe some chopsticks and sports tape?
    Just an idea...
     
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  3. Morri

    Morri what's quackalackin?

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    Thanks daisygirl ill look into it, its worth a shot!! [​IMG] will try it. Feel free ANYONE to post any ideas on splints?!?!
     
  4. Omani

    Omani Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sports tape is too sticky. Use vet wrap with sport tape on top. I buy the stuff for horses and cut the roll in half vertically to make two rolls. (before I unroll it)

    Whats wrong with his/her leg?
     
  5. Morri

    Morri what's quackalackin?

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    Thanks for that. Um we are not sure it could be a tendon displacement (but he can walk and the tendon feels ok), it could be a splayed leg (bu the leg only bends outwards from the knee down), or could be from too much protein. So yer not sure, thanks for replyng though!! [​IMG]
     
  6. Omani

    Omani Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if this will work, but..
    When my finches have splay leg, we don't use a splint. We use a sling. You pull the leg into it's normal folded position. Go around it a couple of times with vet wrap.Then wrap it against the body with gauze wrap,vet wrap and tape. The gauze is so the other stuff doesn't stick. You could use an old shirt. The bird has to be confined for upwards of three weeks. Depends how bad it is, if it's splay leg.
    Maybe there's an avian vet near you that wouldn't mind answering some questions.
     

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