Help-Rooster Foot Swollen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Red Frog, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. Red Frog

    Red Frog In the Brooder

    Sep 16, 2014
    Need help with one of my rooster's foot. The ankle is rather swollen, and he's limping badly. It's really swollen and warm to the touch. The pad is squishy to the touch too. Pictures below. He's eating and drinking fine, hobbling along. Still really ornery and dominate. Any ideas? We were suspecting gout, but I'm not sure.

    Last edited: Oct 31, 2016

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    A bad sprain, mycoplasma or other bacterial infection in the joint, or gout could cause the swelling. You may want to cage him for awhile with food and water to force him to rest the foot. Tylan 50 injectable given by mouth or by injection can help treat mycoplasma synovitis. Dosage is 1 ml twice a day for 5 days. A vet familiar with chickens may offer better antibiotics to treat other bacterial infections, and they could also Xray his foot for a broken bone.

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