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My leghorn's swelling foot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cackleberrycam, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. cackleberrycam

    cackleberrycam Songster

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    Hello everyone, I have a year old laying white leghorn, Pearl, who has a foot that keeps swelling up.
    I do not know what is causing it and what it is, so I would really appreciate some feedback. [​IMG]
    It seems to stop swelling when I put vetrx on it though.

    Here are some pics of Pearl and her poor foot:
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    Thank you!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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    That looks very much like bumblefoot. On the bottom of the footpad is there a swollen area with a dark spot? It looks very painful, and if it is bumblefoot, I would consider doing surgery on it soon. You might even want to give some penicillin. Bumblefoot is a stah infection caused by bacteiaentering the skin through a small cut. Just search at the top of the page for bumblefoot surgery.
     
  3. cackleberrycam

    cackleberrycam Songster

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    Thank you! I really, really appreciate your feedback.[​IMG]
    I will research the surgery for Pearl. Poor thing.
     

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