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I am afraid I have Merek's disease. These are birds, about 4
I am afraid I have Merek's disease. These are young birds, about 4 mos old. About 10 days I had a rooster that developed a problem with one foot walking on the joint with toes folded under. It got pro… read more
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I have a cream legbar rooster that can't use one of his legs
I have a cream legbar rooster that can't use one of his legs he tries to hop around but just ends up laying down most if the time he was fine at night when I checked on them before i locked them up fo… read more
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My 17 week old hen started limping on her right foot about a
My 17 week old hen started limping on her right foot about a week ago. I waited 2 days, then I noticed that not only was she limping, but she kept extending her right foot forward and dropping her rig… read more
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Our rooster seems to have an injured leg, won't or can't put
Our rooster seems to have an injured leg, won't or can't put pressure on the foot, almost like it hurts further up the leg. He puts his foot down but has not support to it. … read more
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Dear Dr. Salkin, I have an 8 month old cuckoo Marans hen
Dear Dr. Salkin,I have an 8 month old cuckoo Marans hen with sudden onset lameness. Yesterday she appeared quite normal, running with the flock when I threw some scratch. Then I noticed that the roost… read more
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My pet rooster Bruce's toes on his left foot are curled
Hi My pet rooster Bruce's toes on his left foot are curled under and he limps My dad told me to give him B vitamins dad made a boot for him so that his toes are straight now but if I take the boot off… read more
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My pet Frizzle rooster, Zorro, has been seriously limping
My pet Frizzle rooster, Zorro, has been seriously limping for a week. It seems to be getting worse, not better. Temps have been below freezing for over a week, but I did use heat lamps in the coop. Do… read more
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I have a baby chick (rooster) about 6 weeks old who was
I have a baby chick (rooster) about 6 weeks old who was growing and thriving perfectly until the last few days when he developed sudden leg weakness. In the span of a couple days, it has affected both… read more
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Salkin, I just wanted to give you an update on Phantom, my
HI Dr. Salkin, I just wanted to give you an update on Phantom, my rooster that was the only survivor of a dog attack in November. He came back a little and was half walking, half using his wing as a c… read more
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We have an eight week old sulfur crested cockatoo who has been
We have an eight week old sulfur crested cockatoo who has been unwell for 2 days now. He is having trouble standing and his claws are curling and he is resting all his weight on his heels. We live in … read more
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Good evening, I have a 2 year old rooster that was o.k. yesterday,
Good evening, I have a 2 year old rooster that was o.k. yesterday, but today when I let them out of the house, he was lame on his left leg. As I watched him, he kept trying to walk on his leg but woul… read more
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my roosters foot is swollen,he puts weight on it but will
my rooster's foot is swollen,he puts weight on it but will stand/perch on one leg,otherwise healthy,foot not leg swollen… read more
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There is a rooster at the farm where i board who has been laying
There is a rooster at the farm where i board who has been laying on his side with his head down for about a week. He looks so weak one minute and then he's propped up eating the next. Any ideas on wha… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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My roosters are getting swollen knuckles in their feet. One
My roosters are getting swollen knuckles in their feet. One older bird is so bad he has lost the first knuckles on one foot. The youngest rooster is fine. They are all separated, too and the two roost… read more
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OUR 4 1/2 YEAR -OLD BUFF ORPINGTON ROOSTER HAS SEVERE RED SWOLLEN
OUR 4 1/2 YEAR -OLD BUFF ORPINGTON ROOSTER HAS SEVERE RED SWOLLEN KNEES AND BUMBLEFOOT ON HIS LEFT FOOT PAD. WHAT CAN WE DO? IS THERE AN ANTIBIOTIC GOOD FOR THIS CONDITION?… read more
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We have a Buff Orphington who has a black, infected, smelly
We have a Buff Orphington who has a black, infected, smelly spot on her skin. She seems to be hiding in the corner of the coop, and is not active. What could this be?… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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rooster: trouble walking on his right foot..toes are curled..swollen
I have a rooster that is 4 years old. He is having trouble walking on his right foot, but the left foot is seems normal, although the toes are curled inward slightly. The right foot is swollen on top … read more
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eclectus: yr old female..she perches or when she walks..limps..metacam
on friday june 11, my 1 yr old female eclectus received an injury from her breeders ID band......which WAS on her right foot. her far left toe & her far right toe on the right foot.... still...... cur… read more
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