silkie with a bad foot ??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sky68ou1, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. sky68ou1

    sky68ou1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok i have a very young silkie that i got recently with 2 roos i bought. i never noticed until today that she has a deformed foot. i wouldnt have noticed today except that she was limping on it and not wanting to put it down. im not sure what has happened but it looks like either a big feather was pulled out by force or a toe was pulled off. the other toes on that foot go sideways instead of being straight out when on the ground. they also curve to the side when she curls them to take a step or hold it up. i would like to determine if it was indeed a feather as i suspect that was pulled out or if it was a toe. i dont see bone i dont think. it looks more like the feather tubes and its a little bloody. i have her inside in a crate right now till she is able to heal and walk properly. shes not fond of people yet. i will get a pic and post it with this.


    these are best out of 7 i took.[​IMG] my camera doesnt do well on small details. if you look closely you can see right beside my thumb a small white thing. that is where the injury is.

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  2. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    Can you edit your photo before moving it to photo bucket? When I need more detail I enlarge the portion of the pic I need and save that.
     
  3. sky68ou1

    sky68ou1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:let me try and see. i may need some instructions on how to do it.
     
  4. sky68ou1

    sky68ou1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is this a better one?


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  5. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    Unless she had six toes on that foot then it is probably a feather. You've done what you need to do so far. If you find it continues to bother her a bunch you can add one 325 mg aspirin to a gallon of water to alleviate some of the pain.
     
  6. sky68ou1

    sky68ou1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i shouldve paid more attention in the beginning but i didnt. i know better now dont i? i really believe its a feather too. but shes calming down some now that she knows we are trying to help her.
     
  7. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    Maybe not, occasionally one will have six toes on one foot.
     

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