Weird looking foots.

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  1. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    That's a tough call.
    My first inclination would be to leave it of bird can function without discomfort...
    ...but I suspect it may cause more problems down the line.
    I would probably leave it and euthanize/slaughter later if it affects birds thriving...
    ...but I'm not one for extreme doctoring/treatments.
     
  2. danceswithronin

    danceswithronin Crowing

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    I've been Googling the crap out of epidermodysplasia verruciformis to see if I could find out more information and have found similar canine papillomaviruses that present in dogs, but no mention whatsoever in poultry lit.

    This is me. It'd be one thing if it's a medical procedure that's well documented that you can watch videos of and look at photographs, this is obviously a rare medical scenario with this particular duck and I don't know that I'd risk pulling it all out, it might be connected to blood supply and we don't want to bleed the poor guy out.

    I would either leave this to a vet willing to take it on, or leave it alone and keep a close eye on it.
     
  3. CayugaJana

    CayugaJana Free Ranging

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    The pictures are fantastic. Although I don’t have the experience with it. Can you safely clip a part of the birds actual toenail and compare under the microscope? If it is in fact toenail growth, you won’t hurt the bird by removing it. I would keep an eye on it and trim it off so it doesn’t get ripped off if the duck is running or what-have-you. I don’t think it’s life threatening. But I probably wouldn’t keep the duckling for breeding stock.
     
  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Excellent idea!
     
  5. kurak3000

    kurak3000 Chirping

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    I removed it from both legs. Under it was white, soft, wet/shiny tissue (looked exactly like tissue in my foot after removing similar thing some time ago. I'v bandaged her legs. Now she is acting as always like nothing happen.
     
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    kurak3000 Chirping

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    I did not give any antibiotic on bandage, do you think that mupirocin in the ointment (bought as ointment for humans) would be suitable or safer to leave only dry bandage. Bedding is new, all 4 ducklings had bath before surgery of this one. I also washed their container.
     
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  7. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Human medicines are fine.

    I think we call that Bactroban in the US, it should be perfect to use.
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Did you get any pics of what remained before bandaging?
    I didn't realize that it was on both feet...had to look back at pics.
     
  9. kurak3000

    kurak3000 Chirping

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    Yes it is Bactroban 20 mg/g :)
    I will apply it during bandage change.

    I did whole surgery on 2 feet without anyone's help and I did not even thinking about taking photos. I am glad that the duck was very calm.
     
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  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    I can relate to that!
    Well, working alone....never had to do what you had to do.
    Maybe next bandage change.

    Is duck walking OK?
     
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