Rooster limping???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CharlotteRenee, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. CharlotteRenee

    CharlotteRenee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey one of our roosters seems to have a small limp and a swollen foot. we have checked for bumble foot but it doesn't look like he has it. I don't know what to do. I would really appreciate any advice or help! Thanks!
     
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    Ameraucanas Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. CharlotteRenee

    CharlotteRenee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you I will check out that link!
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Could you possibly show a picture? Where is it swollen--in the joint or between toes or on the bottom of the foot? Is he holding his leg up or is he dragging it?
     
  5. CharlotteRenee

    CharlotteRenee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I think the one on the right is a bit bigger. Also he is holding it up not dragging, and he seems to be laying down most of the time.
     
  6. CharlotteRenee

    CharlotteRenee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any ideas???
     
  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    It looks a little thicker in the joint. Two possibilities could be a sprain (more likely) or a mycoplasma (MS) infection in the bones. First, I would place him in a pen with food and water, and give some poultry vitamins/minerals for at least a week. Then evaluate his walking, and if still limping, give him another week of rest. With mycoplasma synovitis, that is a bacterial respiratory disease that may only have joint swelling or lameness as the symptoms. Sometimes they can develop a breast blister from lying down most of the time. MS is treated withTylan, oxytetracycline, and other antibiotics. Here is a link or two about it:
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/99/mycoplasma-synoviae-infection-ms-infectious-synovitis/
    http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/p...nfection_in_poultry_infectious_synovitis.html

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