Does anyone recognize this leg joint issue in my deceased quail?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lobzi, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little girl finally died but she survived since I got her as a nearly mature female with this leg/joint issue. She had a hard time getting around but managed and lived with me for about a year with this joint swelling issue.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I don't think that you can know the diagnosis for certain without a necropsy by your state vet, but it looks like it could possibly be a staphylococcal or other bacterial infection of the joints. Fowl cholera can also cause swollen joints. Antibiotics may have helped. Sorry for your loss.
     
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  3. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Eggcessive, do you think she could have lived for that long if it was a staph infection or fowl cholera? Her joints were swollen, though not that large, and she struggled to walk from the very git go of getting her. I rescued her from a poultry slaughter house.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I'm not a vet, but I think she could have. Do you have any other birds with swollen joints or scabs on the bottoms of their feet or toes, also called bumblefoot?
     

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