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Mysteriously Swollen feet?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rijolt, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. Rijolt

    Rijolt New Egg

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    Okay, so for awhile, my Brahma has a slight limp in his walk. I checked his feet, and saw absolutely nothing wrong. I wrote it off as nothing, since it really didn't effect him.

    Now he's just as active and healthy, but now his feet are swollen. I assumed it was bumble foot, but there is no sore or anything. I am figuring that it either healed over by now, or it was in one of his feet feathers.

    I have soaked his feet a few times in a Epson Salt bath, and bandaged his feet. His name is Boots, and he is a valued pet, so I was wondering if any of you have any clues to what I should do?

    He is currently unbandaged as I need to get more, but again, he is walking fine. Only a slight limp, as he favors the more swollen foot.

    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h121/Rijolt/bootsa_zps3c1bf6f7.jpg
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    It could be Marek's.
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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  4. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    could he had gotten
    frostbite by any chance?
     
  5. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    I'd try a general purpose antibiotics on her .in injection. it cant hurt. use erythromycine or oxycyciline. use/ 1/4CC small bird, or large bird is 1/2cc once daily for 5days. it's worth a try. if she we're mine I'd try this ASAP. it's difficult to tell without any symptoms what to do but id try this. good luck. hope this helps!
     
  6. Rijolt

    Rijolt New Egg

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    It's not frostbite, they are up above the ground, out of their feces, and they have a heat lamp. And He is surrounded by 15 other girls.

    I'm not sure if it's Mareks, no other chickens have caught it, and the swollen feet is his only symptom. Plus, this has been going on for a little while. Actually, they've had their shots.

    Not Bumblefoot that possibly healed over?


    Edit: After looking in my chicken health handbook, and speaking to a family friend who is an RM and also owns chickens, she suspects Gout.
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2013
  7. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    could it be scale leg mites? just a thought?
     
  8. dawg53

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    It's not scaly leg mites. See the link in post #3.
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    This one had Marek's
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  10. Rijolt

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    Even if it doesn't go up his legs?


    Edit: And wait... Again, he got his shots as a chick...
     
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