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|Supportive care||Isolate the bird from the flock and place in a safe, comfortable, warm location (your own chicken "intensive care unit") with easy access to water and food. Limit stress. Call your veterinarian.|
|Bandaging/Splinting||If caught early, bandaging and/or splinting the affected leg back into place may be effective in mild cases.|
|Surgery||Required in severe or longstanding cases.|
|Antibiotics||To help prevent secondary joint infection.|
|Diet changes||Provide a well-balanced diet and correct any deficiencies.|
|Brewer's yeast||2.5 to 5.0% added to the diet||I Plavnik et al|
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