Is this bumblefoot?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by onager, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. onager

    onager New Egg

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    Is this bumblefoot? She's not limping at all and walking quite normally. I would've snapped a picture of the bottom of her feet, but I only have two hands, so I couldn't, but it doesn't look like she has any cuts or open abscess. Thanks for all help in advance.

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  2. tblee

    tblee Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you describe what it is you are seeing, is there a dark spot or mark on a lump/bump anywhere?
     
  3. onager

    onager New Egg

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    If you click the picture, it'll get bigger and you can see more closely. Unless I need to get an even closer shot?

    It's black specs on the top of her paddles and on her leg. The specs aren't raised (like a scab) and they aren't on the bottom of her feet.
     
  4. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bumblefoot typically occurs on the bottoms of their feet. That isn't bumblefoot at all, could just be her pigmentation. Or possibly some other skin issue? Have her legs/feet always looked like that, or has this shown up recently?
     
  5. onager

    onager New Egg

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    They came up maybe in the past couple months, perhaps even six? She's just over 2 years old (26 months to be exact) and just finished this year's molt.
     
  6. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, strange that a pigmentation like that would show up at her age. Has her bill always looked like that? Maybe she does have some sort of skin issue going on. I don't know what it could be though, so hopefully someone else will see this and shed some light.
     
  7. onager

    onager New Egg

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    Her bill's looked like that for well over a year. When she was at the vet about a year ago, I forgot to bring it up and the vet never mentioned anything about it.
     
  8. DuckDavies

    DuckDavies Out Of The Brooder

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    Is her bill peeling?
     
  9. onager

    onager New Egg

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    A little bit. Not much, but it does look a bit on the dry side.
     
  10. DuckDavies

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    My drake had a problem with his bill that was sorted out with some antibiotics. He also had bad feet which were also healed with antibiotics. Are there any thorns or foreign bodies in the foot?
     

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