Young roo with possible Mareks....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WindDancer, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. WindDancer

    WindDancer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a young roo (between 14 and 20 weeks). He's been moved to a sick bay for the last week. He started with signs of drooping wings, and now, he's not wanting to walk... I looked up Mareks online and it sounds a lot like what is going on with him.

    Any suggestions on what it might be or if it is in fact Mareks, what can I do?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    I don't know how to help you, but hope someone else can. How's your roo today?
     
  3. WindDancer

    WindDancer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    he seems to be getting worse.... [​IMG]
     
  4. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    Is he still eating? If so, what and how much?
     
  5. WindDancer

    WindDancer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unfortunately, Austin had to make the decision to put Bruiser down. He had gotten really bad was now not eating or drinking and could no longer walk.

    Before I, did the deed, Austin too Bruiser on his last ride in the John Deere truck that Bruiser LOVED to ride in.

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    Austin has had a rough week. We found out yesterday that Austin has H1N1 and while he is getting better, he still is very sick. This was something that he didnt need to deal with right now.

    Austin wanted me to let everyone know and to say THANKS to all of you!!
     
  6. missrose

    missrose Out Of The Brooder

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    that is sooooo sad [​IMG]! I know how you feel [​IMG]
     
  7. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    I'm sorry you lost him - looks like he was well loved.

    It's good you were able to put him down. I had one that could no longer walk and stopped eating. I kept trying to feed her with a dropper hoping she would come out of it - I REALLY didn't want to lose this hen, but she eventually passed on her own.
     

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