I dont think it is bumblefoot - what else could it be??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by amyjo, May 18, 2009.

  1. amyjo

    amyjo Hatching

    May 18, 2009
    Hi - we have a chicken who has very swollen feet and she seems to be uncomfortable walking, however she has no signs of a sore spot or a black spot on either of her feet. She has had two doses of antibioitcs and several weeks worth of soaking her feet in warm water and epsom salts with no relief. After reading everything that I can she does not seem to have bumblefoot as described in what I have read based on the fact that the remedies that we have tried have not worked at all and also the absence of the sore spot on her feet. At this point we are unsure of what to do with her - she seems very healthy and happy in every other way. Also her legs do not seem to be affected - not scaley leg. We would like to give her some treatment if there is anything that we can do - possibly she just has deformed feet...? Any suggestions?

  2. loverOFchickens

    loverOFchickens Songster

    Mar 30, 2009
    Are her toes normal?
  3. amyjo

    amyjo Hatching

    May 18, 2009
    They are also swollen and bent, deformed looking... almost arthritic looking but she is only 1 year old.
  4. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Songster

    Feb 15, 2009
    Northern California
    Are the joints swollen or discolored? Are her legs hot to tough? There are a few disease that cause swelling of the leg. I don't remember them off the top of my head, but I will look it up when I get home.
  5. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Songster

    Apr 11, 2009
    I would quite soaking the feet and give her a treatment of penicillian
    and see if that helps the swelling
    it is something the bird has inside the body that is causing the selling
    here is what Laura said she does for the bumble foot but you say yours doesn't have it
    but the penicillian should help the swelling in your case
    this is what she gave and how:
    Pen G procaine, given at a dosage of 30 000 IU per kg of weight works well. The amount will vary according to weight but it will be less than a cc in most cases. Give this either intramusclular or subcutaneous with a 22 gauge needle once per day- draw back on the syringe to ensure you aren't putting the penicillin into the blood stream.

    www.thepoultrysite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5426 - 43k - Cached - Similar pages

    GLH said I have given these shots and if you take the skin and pull it up and give the shot under the skin it is subcutaneous

    other wise you need to take the rooster to the vet

    also this site shows that it can be from needing clean invirnment
    which probably is not your problem but you can read it
    otherwise I am stumped. I would give the penicillian a try.

    Modern livestock & poultry production - Google Books Result by James R. Gillespie, Delmar Thomson Learning - 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 1023 pages
    Chickens show swelling of the foot pads and shanks. Turkeys show swelling of the feet and hocks. Death loss from this disease is low. ...
  6. amyjo

    amyjo Hatching

    May 18, 2009
    Thank you both for your input - here is more info - she has already had two sq injections of antibiotics and it didnt seem to do any good. We gave her convenia. Also her legs seem to be ok - just the feet and toes are affected. I guess maybe I could try a different antibiotic, possibly the Pen g would work better.
  7. tpantali

    tpantali In the Brooder

    May 16, 2007
    Finger Lakes New York
    I am curious if you found any resolution to this situation. We have a chick with the peeling feet and swollen leg. We are treating it as bumblefoot but now with the swelling of her leg are concerned it may be something else.

  8. amyjo

    amyjo Hatching

    May 18, 2009
    I am sorry - I wish that I could help... no one was able to come up with an answer and nothing that we did helper her and she ended up dying about a week after my first post. Still a mystery... wish I could have helped her.

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