Sprained Leg on my rooster!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by randalliceman, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. randalliceman

    randalliceman New Egg

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    Hello! My rooster has seemed to sprained his leg/ankle of some sort i think, wasn't too sure how to diagnose, or if there is even a solution, He has a slight limp in his left leg, sometimes he limps and will hold it up periodically. I was hoping to see if there was a way to treat it, or just help it heal. Thanks! -Randy
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Rooster leg injuries seem harder to heal than hen leg injuries, probably because they're so much more active. The usual treatment is to put them in a crate for a week and give them vitamins in the water (especially B vitamins.) Evaluate them after a week, and confine them for another week if the injury is not better. Besides a sprain or break, mycoplasma synoviae or viral arthritis (tenosynovitis) can be a cause of limping. Look for any swelling of the joints or sitting on hocks.
     
  3. randalliceman

    randalliceman New Egg

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    Awesome! Thank you for the quick response, he is within his first year, so it was probably due to an injury of some sort, i can partition my coop so he can be confined for a week or so! Thank you so much!!!
     

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