In young birds wrapping the wing and binding it against the bird’s flank for a few days along with feeding the bird a more appropriate natural diet, can reverse the damage.
A diet that provides sufficient amounts of vitamin D (the “sunshine” vitamin), vitamin E and manganese may also be indicated.
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