Turkey with injured? toe w/pic

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by leepsy, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. leepsy

    leepsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Myfavorite turkey ken has a swollen toe that has turned white on half of it. I only saw it this morning. The white area does not seem to have pus in it. It almost looks like the circulation has been cut off but I can't see anything wrapped around it. The under area of the toe at the knuckle appears black. It is very painful to her and you can see where she has been picking at it. I washed it with Betadine and sprayed it with the purple "stuff" until I could determine what I should do further. .......Any help would be appreciated!


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  2. The Chickens' Maid

    The Chickens' Maid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our rooster had this. We still don't know exactly what it is, but what happened with him is that, after antibiotics, soaking in epsom salt, and some time, the tip just came off. He is fine now, his foot healed up and he is acting normally. What is left of that toe is a little larger than the rest of the toes; I think it may just be scar tissue. Only difference is that he did not seem to feel any pain unless we really messed with it. Here is the link to the post I had up about it: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=174143
     
  3. leepsy

    leepsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your answer. Did you give the antibiotics by mouth or injection?
     
  4. The Chickens' Maid

    The Chickens' Maid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We gave them by mouth with a syringe. He was very cooperative.
     

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