Limping birds??! One with looks like swollen joints in foot?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ohiobirdmom, May 18, 2016.

  1. ohiobirdmom

    ohiobirdmom In the Brooder

    Nov 16, 2015
    I went to let my birds out this morning and I have 4 who are limping! One looks like the joints and knuckles are swollen in the gimp foot. The others look normal but they are limping. I've never seen this before and don't know what to do for them! Any tips or suggestions?

  2. Can you get pictures?
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Swollen joints can be a sign of mycoplasma synovitis, or MS, a respiratory or mycoplasmal infection of the joints. Gout can also cause swelling of the feet. Sprains can cause swelling, but since you have seceral birds with it, I would suspect an infection. A picture may help.

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