Possible Leg Disease/Parasite???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chunky_ficken, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. chunky_ficken

    chunky_ficken In the Brooder

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    My Barred Rock Roo has a distinct pink looking affliction on both of his shanks and bottoms of his feet. (see pic) I just noticed it today, but wife said she's seen for a couple of days.

    I was hoping someone could tell me what it may be and how to treat it. Thanks in advance for any and all help.

    chunky_ficken

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  2. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Songster

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    You need to pick him up and check the bottom of his feet for scabs. He may have a severe case of bumblefoot.
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2009
  3. chunky_ficken

    chunky_ficken In the Brooder

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    Quote:No scabs as far as I can tell......just a kind of rash or something. Bottoms of feet are fairly healthy, the pink is just at the back of the foot and up the shank.
     
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    If he's showing no symptoms of pain or "limping" then I'd say he's just fine. Hatchery Barred Plymouth Rocks tend to have pink undersoles. The males can also get pink/red spotting up the shanks.
     

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