My brahma cockerel's foot problems

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My brahma cockerel's foot problems

Post by cassieputtock » 08 Jun 2016, 12:08

Hello everyone,
My brahma cockerel has a problem that I assumed was scaly leg mite. I tried to treat it with an anti-parasite powder that I bought from my local animal food shop, to no avail. I then tried giving him injections of ivomectin, I gave him the injections twice (with a space of 2 weeks between each injection) but the problem hasn't improved at all. I have attached photos, what could the problem be? They look terribly swollen, I know that brahmas are supposed to have feathers on their legs and feet but he has none at all. I keep him with 15 hens and I have noticed that they peck at his feet a lot, is there anything I could put on to stop the pecking as they often draw blood? I have the possibility to keep him in an isolation pen.
Thanks in advance for any help or advice you can offer.
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Sorry they are not the best quality but they are all I have at the moment.

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Re: My brahma cockerel's foot problems

Post by kated » 10 Jun 2016, 14:46

Looks like a bacterial infection to me. It's not classic bumble foot though. I would take him to the vet for broad spectrum antibiotics. To stop him pecking there is a product to stop feather pecking which might do it. We used to use stockholm tar... don't know if that's still available.

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