Help whats up with these dark spots on feet and leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mookie318, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. mookie318

    mookie318 New Egg

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    Light Brahma 6 months acting lazy, I soaked her feet in Epson salts.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Does she walk normally, and what type of bedding is she on? Her feet look infected like she has a bacterial infection, similar to bumblefoot. Fowl pox sometimes affects the feet causing lesions (see picture below,) and Mareks disease sometimes causes skin lesions. Here is a link to read about bacterial infections of the feet and legs:
    http://www.canadianpoultry.ca/cms_pdfs/AviaTech_Staph.pdf

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    mookie318 New Egg

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    Walks normal. The spots are not soft or different texture than her other knuckles. We believe we have lost 2 birds to Mareks. I sent in to state to have tested and have heard nothing back, Its been 3 months.
     
  4. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Call in and let them know..
     
  5. Eggcessive

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    One of the 4 types of Mareks is the cutaneous type that affects the skin, causing tumors. I would call your state vet Monday, since they should have gotten back to you long ago. Most people get a preliminary report within a week or two, plus a final report. Many times they can't positively identify Mareks without extra testing and $$$. Here is a link to your state vet: http://www.usaha.org/Portals/6/StateAnimalHealthOfficials.pdf
     
  6. mookie318

    mookie318 New Egg

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    Help any more ideas? Spots don't seem sore or lesions like.
     
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    She also has bump next to eye???
     
  8. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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