Foot Issues - Not Typical Bumblefoot? *Photos Added*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rodriguezpoultry, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon

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    O.K., diet: No change, all sibs same-same.
    Condition of feet: swelling appears similar bilaterally. excision reveals no true plugs or pus; only `dead' material I've ever seen - in humans - that did not have foul odor would be from a sterile abscess.
    You mentioned her feet `randomly' swelling? Swellling was apparent before administering antibiotic (could it exacerbate the already existing problem? Don't know enough about the mechanism of action to comment).

    I found the link below when hunting down info on tumors. It's from a presentation at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (handy ref.)

    http://netvet.wustl.edu/species/birds/aviandis.txt

    what is has on gout:

    GOUT

    OCCURRENCE

    Gout has been observed in turkeys and chickens of all ages.

    ETIOLOGY

    The hyperuricemia that must precede deposition of urates in tissues
    may be the result of increased rate of synthesis of purine
    precursors of uric acid, decreased elimination of uric acid by
    kidneys, or a combined effect. Excess dietary protein would lead to
    an excess of purine precursors; certain chemicals, toxins, feed
    ingredients, infectious agents, and vitamin A deficiency may damage
    kidneys or cause kidney dysfunction. Genetics may play a role in
    susceptibility to gout.

    LESIONS

    The condition is characterized by deposition of chalklike uric acid
    crystals on the visceral surfaces, in tendon sheaths, and on
    articular cartilages.

    TREATMENT

    The sick bird should be kept at a fairly constant temperature and
    drafts must be avoided. The perches must be smooth, flat, broad,
    and of soft wood, and be placed at a low level because of the
    difficulty the bird has in climbing. The food and water containers
    should also be placed within easy reach. The protein content of the
    food is to be lowered as much as possible. Concentrates, esp. of
    animal origin, are taboo. Low-protein seed mixtures should be
    provided, along with a rich supply of vegetables and fruit,
    supplemented by vit. A.

    For general treatment, give sodium bicarbonate (0.5 to 2%) or
    lithium carbonate (1%). Atophan (2-phenylquinoline-4-carboxylic
    acid) or cinchophen is recommended for budgerigars, 120 mg SID, and
    for fowl, 250 mg BID. In birds suffering from articular gout
    presumably no more than arrest of the development can be expected
    at best. Aspirin is given solely for analgesic effect, since it has
    no curative properties. Dosage is 0.3g (5 gr) dissolved in 240 ml
    of water, given as drinking water or by dropper. Allopurinol
    ("Zyloprim") at 20 mg/p.o./SID will cause regression of tophi but
    recurrence occurs when medication is stopped.

    (sure hope our roo lives as long as Mr. Mom)
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2009

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