Help Please with diagnosis

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by spatcher, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. spatcher

    spatcher Songster

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    My neighbor (without a puter) has a roo about 15 wks old that appears to be having trouble walking. He is eating and drinking okay but lays down a lot and when he walks appears to be in pain. Looks and acts normal in every other way. The best way I can personally describe it is he is walking as though he's walking on glass, only doing the "goose step". Anyone seen this before? Told him I would check here with the experts for him. Thanks
     
  2. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Songster

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    Ck the bottoms of his feet for any sores, swelling or hot spots, could be bumblefoot. Just do a search here for treatment instructions.
     
  3. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Bumblefoot would be my first guess too.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    A bad case of scaly leg mites will do the same thing-are the leg scales raised up? If so, I'd say leg mites. If not, my next guess is bumblefoot. If not that, then I'd say he pulled something/sprained something.
     
  5. spatcher

    spatcher Songster

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    Thanks. Will have to go over when he gets home to check his leg scales. Is bumblefoot common in both feet at once?
     
  6. fullhouse

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    Quote:Yes. It looks like a black spot on the pad.
     

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