Wart on foot, white leghorn

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lizzybutton, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. Lizzybutton

    Lizzybutton New Egg

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    Hi all, we have a white leghorn in our flock who we noticed this morning when she was sitting on the water tub a big wart between her toes. It does not look like bumblefoot.. any ideas what it could be? [​IMG]
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Is there a scab on the bottom of the foot as well?
    It looks like it is infected. If you have vet care available that would be best.

    Clean the foot well with some warm soapy water, Chlorhexidine or Betadine, gently scrub with a soft brush to get any debris off. Then soak the foot in a warm epsom salts bath to help reduce swelling.

    I'm not a vet, but it looks like it would have hardened pus in it like you see in "bumblefoot" (infection of a chicken's foot). This would most likely need to be removed in order for the foot to heal.
    Some people have success with soaking in Tricide Neo - you would need to religiously soak the foot 2x a day, dry, apply triple antibiotic ointment or Vetericyn to the foot - keep her on clean dry bedding until it heals.
    Another option would be to remove the scab and clean out the wound, pack with triple antibiotic ointment - basically follow "surgery" procedures for bumblefoot.

    Just my thoughts.

    There are a lot of threads about using Tricide Neo here on BYC - if you search at the top you will find them - here's one to get you started:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/513183/treating-bumblefoot-with-tricide-neo

    Here's more information on Bumblefoot - of course there are numerous threads/article here on BYC as well:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/07/bumblefoot-causes-treatment-warning.html
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2017
  3. Lizzybutton

    Lizzybutton New Egg

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    So it appears it was bumble foot. We cut it out and wrapped her up with vet tape. Hopefully that will fix her up. We will keep a close eye on it.
     

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