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Feet Medical Emergency!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by GIFC2020, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. GIFC2020

    GIFC2020 Out Of The Brooder

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    Was doing a weekly health check on my chickens and found this huge lump on one of my blue cochin bantam roosters feet. I am not new to chickens and I have never seen anything like it. Does anybody know what this is and how to treat it? Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. Orpington Crazy

    Orpington Crazy Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you please wash his foot off so we can see the lump better.

    Thank you
    Alyssa
     
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  3. GIFC2020

    GIFC2020 Out Of The Brooder

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    Sure, I'll go wash it off right now.
     
  4. GIFC2020

    GIFC2020 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hope this is better.
     
  5. GIFC2020

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    Cleaned it off as much as I could, hope this helps.
     
  6. Orpington Crazy

    Orpington Crazy Out Of The Brooder

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    I am sorry but I have no clue what that could be. Do you have a avian vet near you? You could try soaking his foot in warm Epsom salt water to see if it might help. I hope someone can help you.
     
  7. GIFC2020

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    Thanks Orpington Crazy, I consulted an avian vet and he says it is a severe case of bumble foot and can luckily be treated.
     
  8. Orpington Crazy

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    That is great news I hope everything goes well with the treatment. Chickens have an amazing ability to recover.
     
  9. Eggcessive

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    You can see some bumblefoot in the pink spot in the last picture, but the yellow exudate and abscessed area look pretty serious. Yellow exudate around joints sometimes is seen in mycoplasma synoviae. Hopefully, bumblefoot is all it is. I would soak that foot daily in warm epsom salts to help with inflammation and pain, as well as follow your vet's instructions for treatment. Antibiotics sure would be a good thing to try.
     
  10. GIFC2020

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    Thanks all for the help!
     

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