Wry neck?? Please help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by whidbey woman, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. whidbey woman

    whidbey woman Out Of The Brooder

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    We have an almost 2 month old RIR and this just started yesterday. Any ideas on if this is wry neck and if so what treatments are there?? Thank you in advance!!

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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Yes that is torticolis or wry neck. It is a neurological symptom of certain infectious diseases, head injury, or a vitamin deficiency. It also can be a symptom of Mareks disease, and can be genetic. I would treat her with vitamin B1 (thiamine,) vitamin E, and selenium. Poultry Nutri-drench and Poultry Cell vitamins contain all of those, or you can use a powdered poultry vitamin in the water, and add selenium by feeding egg and chopped nuts to the diet. Reduce any excess stimulation, and she will need help eating and drinking. I hope you can help her get over this, as it sometimes takes a bit of time. Some never recover.
    http://www.browneggblueegg.com/Article/Crookneck/Crookneck.html
    http://oureggbasket.blogspot.com/2013/04/wry-neck-or-crook-neck-understanding-it.html
    https://tikktok.wordpress.com/tag/treat-chicken-with-wry-neck/
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/97121/lets-talk-wry-neck-crook-neck
     
  3. whidbey woman

    whidbey woman Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!
     

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