What is this? (Foot scaling)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bfrancis, May 23, 2010.

  1. bfrancis

    bfrancis Songster

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    Has anyone seen this? Or know what causes it? My australorp roo, around a year old, has developed this on his left ankle. He doesn't limp, nor does it seem to cause him any problem...it just doesn't look right, and if treatable, wanted to know sooner than later.


    Both legs for comparison.

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    A close up.

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    Thanks for your coments and advice.
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I think your bird had scaly leg mites...
    Do a search onhere for the treatment on them..
    I think they say to smother them with vaseline or something...
     
  3. MotherJean

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    Yep, that would be my guess. One woman I know swears by olive oil. Says she puts it in a container and dips the foot/leg all the way to the feathers. I'm sure you'll find other suggested treatments listed if you do that search Redhen suggested. Good luck.
     
  4. YB192004

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    It does look like early stage of scaley mites, if its scaley mites on their legs spray them with WD 40 and let them dry for a while. I then use vasoline jelly and mix sevin bean dust with it until it is pretty dark brown. Rub it on their legs and massage it in. Use this mixture a couple of times a week until their legs clear up.
     
  5. Thats what I think it is too. I would treat both of the roos legs. Maybe your hens too. They may have it but havent gotten as bad yet.

    Hope your roo gets better soon.
     
  6. bfrancis

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    Thanks a bunch for all your suggestions!

    Redhen, as soon as you posted, and gave me a direction (mites) and I went on the search. There was a lot of reading, but I have game plan come morning. After seeing some of there pics out there, I think this was caught soon enough to be easily treatable.

    Thanks again to everyone who posted! [​IMG]

    I really enjoy being part of the BYC! [​IMG]
     
  7. redhen

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    Good luck!! [​IMG]
     
  8. bfrancis

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    Never thought I'd be doing this...

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    This is pretty crazy and I hope it works or somebody is going to have great laugh at my expense. With DW help, we caught "Herbie", here I'm soaking his legs in warm soapy water. After we dried him off then soaked him veggy oil...regular Rooster spa. "Ralph" got it next, although he wasn't showing any signs of mites.

    We moved the roos to a completely new coop/run...so we didn't need to worry about disinfecting anything...they're the first occupants.
    (Moving them is actually how I noticed the scaly mite issue)

    We also bought some 1% injectable Ivormec, but reading several threads I've seen everything from 1 to 6 drops...with and with out water...just put it under their wing...
    Basically, if anyone can tell me a good number, that's waiting for them.

    They also got a good helping of DE in their new dust bath...

    I'll post results as they happen.
     
  9. MotherJean

    MotherJean Songster

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Thanks for posting the pic and the detailed update. This will help the next person who comes along and says, "What is this?"
     
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Good job!!!!!!! [​IMG]
    I dont know about the ivomec.... sorry..
    But i have heard that it works....
     

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