SORE FOOT

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Leecie, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. Leecie

    Leecie Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicken has a sore foot with a growth around the base of its (thomb?) Toe . Advice please ![​IMG]
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    How long has the growth been there? Was she vaccinated for Mareks disease, and was she every injured or pecked there. Mareks disease can cause tumors in chickens. Has she ever had bumblefoot in that foot? Another possible cause would be mycoplasma synovitis, which is an infection in the bones and joints.
     
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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    That looks terrible. What does the growth feel like? I suppose some sort of infection or disease could cause it; I've never seen something like this before, though.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Among the things mentioned here, that could be a fungal infection. Possibly it started from a wound and a fungus or even a virus took hold and grew into a tumor like mass. Even could be similar to warts which are caused from a virus.
     
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  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    If you have it removed or find out the cause, please post back here to let us know. That is interesting. Does it cause much pain? Is there anything on the bottom of the foot such as a bumblefoot spot?
     

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