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 Post subject: Wry neck
PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:58 am 
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My 2 day old has wry neck.

Not severe as she walks normally once upright and can eat/drink. I did notice she has a bit of trouble if she has a gulp of water. Is this due to the wry neck?

I am assuming if I give her a Vit E capsule it will get better? Do I need to give the selenium as well or will Vit E suffice?
Also how often do I give her a capsule?


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 Post subject: Re: Wry neck
PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:15 pm 
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There are reports of Vitamin E and Selenium curing wry neck but giving single vitamins to such a young chick is risky. I don't think that there are any 'real' guidelines for dosage. Vitamins work in a symbiotic way and are best administered as a suitably balanced multi vitamin. The body will absorb or eliminate as needed. Sometimes the 'cure' is almost immediate.
Sometimes what appears to be wry neck in a young chick is the result of their position in the shell - possibly muscle spasm(?) I have had them improve after doing a 2 finger massage/gentle manipulation to their neck/upper spine a few times. Sometimes you can feel a crooked area. The bones in a young chick are quite pliable for about the first 4 days. This is why crooked toes can be straightened with prompt attention.


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