stargazing/wry neck? help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by larajmd, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. larajmd

    larajmd Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 day old guinea fowl keet that is looking up to the sky and then flips over onto his back and gets stuck.

    I've read this could be wry neck.

    I have read that giving it extra vitamins may help so I give him a couple of drops of parrot/caged bird once a day.

    I also separate him and put him in a tiny lunchbox to stabilize him for a few hours, I don't keep him in it all the time as he still needs to feed.
    (although I haven't seen him eat yet so also worried he isn't getting enough nutrients)

    Has anyone got any idea what else I could do for this little guy?
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Stargazing is caused by a lack of thiamine. I recommend Avian Super Pack. Dosage is 1/4 teaspoon per gallon of water for 5 days. You'll need to use an eyedropper or syringe without needle to give it to him orally until he's able to drink and eat on his own.
    http://www.jefferspet.com/avian-super-pack/camid/LIV/cp/AB-P1/
     
  3. larajmd

    larajmd Out Of The Brooder

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    Im in the UK. Desperately trying to find some thiamine online
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I keep Silkies and because of their vaulted skulls they're a little more prone to wry neck. Anyway, all the Silkie pros recommend Vit E and Selenium. I've never had a wry neck problem, but I keep some on hand just in case. Hope your keet feels better soon!
     
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  5. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you get poly-vi-sol infant vitamins(without iron)they have thiamine in them.
     
  6. larajmd

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    Thanks everyone. Will keep u updated on progress x
     
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  8. larajmd

    larajmd Out Of The Brooder

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    so I have woken up this morning to find our little stargazer is happy, strong and not flipping over at all.
    So happy.

    Xx
     

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