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Something is wrong with my chickens foot!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Smokey2201, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. Smokey2201

    Smokey2201 Chirping

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    My chicken can't walk on her foot and I don't know why. Her foot is hard and between her knuckles it is swollen and her other foot is fine. Does anyone know what is wrong with it?

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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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    Is there any dark spot on the bottom of the footpad If not, then mycoplasma synoviae or MS could be a possibility. That is a respiratory disease that also affects the joints. Tylan may help treat it, but I would get the chicken tested for sure. Other possibilities would be other bacterial or viral infection of the foot.
     
  3. charsbird

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    can we see the underside of the foot?
     
  4. Smokey2201

    Smokey2201 Chirping

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    The underside of her foot is fine but her toes are swollen and the tips are black! The middle one was bleeding. What is wrong with her foot?
     
  5. Stiggy

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    She looks like she has an abcess or something in the foot/between the toes. is it possible for you to see if it can be drained?
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Swollen feet can be a sign of Infectious Synovitis. It doesn't sound like Bumblefoot, so I'm not sure what it is.
     
  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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  8. Smokey2201

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    What is Infectious Synovitis and mycoplasma?
     
  9. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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  10. Bocktobery 10

    Bocktobery 10 Songster 7 Years

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    I'd try some internal antibiotics. I don't know which one though. I agree with the others that this doesn't look like bumblefoot, which is what I thought it might be at first. I also think you should try and drain it, then soak it in epsom salt water after being lanced.
     

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