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Problem regarding Emu

PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 8:58 am
by kavimagic
Dear all,
one of My friend is running an emu farm and two of his emus are facing problem of leg-bending.( i dont know the name of disease but legs are bending: as we used to see in dogs!! )
Do suggest me the exact cause of this and also appropriate remedies. :!:
I would really appreciate if anyone can send reference publication for the same. :P
thx n regards,
Sushant 8)

Re: Problem regarding Emu

PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:53 am
by vetkash
Hi,
You have emu-birds with problem of leg-bending & you don’t know the name of disease.
As far your limited history about birds, one can suggest it can be ---------------
-------Rickets:-
cause:
* It is seen in intensively managed poultry farms where chicks are deprived of sunlight.
*Due to deficiency of either vitamin D or phosphorous, or in some cases both
(Drugs-Caldee,Calciroyal,Cal-D-Rubra,Ostocalcium)
-------Curled toe paralysis: -
Birds tending to sit on hocks with toes curled inwardly-cause riboflavin deficiency.
# drugs cant be advised untill it (disease) is detected,its just for your information.
I would suggest getting vet urgently for exact examination & detect the condition to save rest of birds in emu farm.