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Our chicken has a swollen ring around her leg. It is hard
Our chicken has a swollen ring around her leg. It is hard and about midway up her leg. She is having trouble walking and putting little to no weight on it. It doesn't appear to be broken as she can mo… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
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M boyfriends hens foot keeps swelling and its not bumble
M boyfriends hens foot keeps swelling and its not bumble foot. Any other possible ideas? … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
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I think my duck has bumble foot. she was limping around. I
I think my duck has bumble foot. she was limping around. I took her inside and looked at her feet - both have big bolbus scabby sores at the base of the leg and foot joint. I have been giving her epso… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
37,086 satisfied customers
I have a chicken with comb that is turning black. She
I have a chicken with comb that is turning black. She stopped eating a day ago. Is it a kidney or heart situation? Thanks … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
37,086 satisfied customers
I have 2 chickens that appear to have now missing nails and
I have 2 chickens that appear to have now missing nails and stubby toes on at least one foot each. These chickens are at least 3 years old. Their toes seem to be shrinking. I dont think its bumble foo… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
37,086 satisfied customers
I have a peacock that won't weight bear on his right leg
i have a peacock that won't weight bear on his right leg antibiotics and loxicom haven't helped any sugegstions … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
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I have a chicken with bumblefoot on both feet. One foot had
I have a chicken with bumblefoot on both feet. One foot had 2 swollen areas on top as well as the black scab on the bottom. Have removed one black scab, and some of the other. Doing 15 minute epsom so… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
37,086 satisfied customers
My hen is listing when she walks, she's using a wing to keep
My hen is listing when she walks, she's using a wing to keep from falling over. I have checked her feet and tail feathers and they look as if they are stuck together. This hen is probably 5 years old.… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
20,289 satisfied customers
my chicken has severe frostbite. he was doing well and walking
my chicken has severe frostbite. he was doing well and walking about and now is squat walking. he was born on Christmas eve so about three months old. his feet blistered and now are turning black. i a… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have a rooster and 2 hens with a swollen foot pad. they
I have a rooster and 2 hens with a swollen foot pad. they do not seem to be in pain, are walking just fine and eating. I have read about bumble foot but upon close examination do not see any injury or… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a Rainbow Lorikeet who seems to have suddenly developed
I have a Rainbow Lorikeet who seems to have suddenly developed paralysed feet (claws) and screams in pain often. can you please help.… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
20,289 satisfied customers
My cockatiel has swollen feet and is wobbly on the perch; I
My cockatiel has swollen feet and is wobbly on the perch; I have 9 other cockatiels all in a large cage with a variety of perches so I don't think perches are the issue. Can cockatiels get arthritis? … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
20,289 satisfied customers
My parakeet seems to be unable to grip her perch anymore....We
My parakeet seems to be unable to grip her perch anymore....We have taken her to the vet and he has never seen anything like it before. Her feet do not wrap around anymore, they stick straight out. Th… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
20,289 satisfied customers
My parakeets claw seems to have been twisted and is disjointed.
My parakeet's claw seems to have been twisted and is disjointed. Her foot and leg is swollen. What can I do?… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
20,289 satisfied customers
I have a hen, at least 2.5 yrs old, who has become droopy
I have a hen, at least 2.5 yrs old, who has become "droopy" & like she is in slow motion. I have checked for both internal & external parasites. The vet found only 2 round worms on her fecal but we wo… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We have a Buff Orphington who has a black, infected, smelly
We have a Buff Orphington who has a black, infected, smelly spot on her skin. She seems to be hiding in the corner of the coop, and is not active. What could this be?… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
duck: rescued..Its yellowish and thick..keeps trying..baytril
I just rescued a duck in pretty bad shape , she has a infection in her eye. Its yellowish and thick and she keeps trying to keep it shut. I started her on Baytril,. Any suggestion on what else I can u… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
my hen is standing on one leg away from the others; not drinking
my hen is standing on one leg away from the others; not drinking to well but eating; comb has a puffy bit in the middle surrounded by darker coloured ares but tips are red; comb leans to left i have h… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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