Brahma rooster with swollen toe

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chido, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Chido

    Chido Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been treating my light brahma rooster, Roostroyer, for bumblefoot in both of his feet and he's been doing ok, but I think he's secretly trying to destroy himself. Besides breaking off both of his spurs while chasing some tail, he managed to break off all the feathers off one of his outer toes. All that is left are the shafts of the feathers, and he was bleeding quite a bit. I put kwikstop on his toe and saw that the shafts broke at skin level, so I can't pull them off. He did this a couple of weeks ago, and while most holes have closed and there are 2-3 broken shafts left, the whole area is swollen. He's not limping or anything, and I soak his feet in epsom salt water almost every day. I put neosporin on his toe (besides bandanging his feet for bumblefoot), but the swelling won't go away. When I comepare both toes of his feet, his feathered toe feels thick as well, but the swollen one is thicker.

    I don't have a clear picture of his feet only, but you can see here his right foot with the "bald" tow and how swollen it looks. Is there anything I can do to treat his toe?

    Please don't mind the silly picture, my nieces were playing with the chickens and my camera :(. He's also molting so h isn't looking his best.
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Love the picture and your bandaging job! As for the swelling, I know from bandaging horses too tight you can get swelling above and/or below the bandage if using vetrap?

    -Kathy
     
  3. Chido

    Chido Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be that. His bumblefoot is almost healed, he has no swelling in his footpad or abcess, and just a bit of scabbing, so I decided to remove the bandages tonight and let him rest for a day. I'll bandage his feet again tomorrow. Hopefully that will help with the swelling.
     

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