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Tuesday, 08 March 2022

Bumblefoot

The recent wet and stormy weather combined with the current Avian Flu restrictions in place for all poultry (likely to last until at least April) mean we are seeing cases of Bumblefoot on the rise.

The recent wet and stormy weather combined with the current Avian Flu restrictions in place for all poultry (likely to last until at least April) mean we are seeing cases of Bumblefoot on the rise. Known as Pododermatitis, this occurs when the bottoms of the feet become uncomfortable, inflamed and infected, causing severe pain and lameness across poultry species.

bumblefoot-infection

The recent wet and stormy weather combined with the current Avian Flu restrictions in place for all poultry (likely to last until at least April) mean we are seeing cases of Bumblefoot on the rise. Known as Pododermatitis, this occurs when the bottoms of the feet become uncomfortable, inflamed and infected, causing severe pain and lameness across poultry species.

bumblefoot-infections

Treatment

The best treatment is prevention, discomfort and a recently formed black mark on the sole of your birds’ foot might be an early sign. These early stages can often be treated with bathing and bandaging. Treating cases before they develop into advanced stages is vital, as these may require veterinary surgical removal. Please contact our office on 01722 333291 if you are concerned.

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