My leghorn's swelling foot

cackleberrycam

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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.
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It seems to stop swelling when I put vetrx on it though.

Here are some pics of Pearl and her poor foot:






Thank you!
 

Eggcessive

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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.
 

cackleberrycam

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

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