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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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I have a small bantam chicken about 3-4 months old. Seems to

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Hello, I have a small bantam chicken about 3-4 months old. Seems to have no movement in her right leg or toes. She is eating fine and seems to be quite alert, but is not getting up on the one leg anymore that i can see. I have brought her inside with a chicken of similar age to keep her company.No sign of injury. The only things i could think of are possible paralisis from eating apple seeds ? although no other chickens show that sign, or possibly something in water (well water) although again no other chickens show problem signs. ty
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Marek's disease (herpesvirus) should top my differential list whenever paralysis is seen in such a young chicken. Please review this article: http://www.birdhealth.com.au/#!mareks-disease/c1qzk and then return to our conversation with additional information and further questions or concerns.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi Randy,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Hilly. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin

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