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Subacute pododermatitis (bumblefoot), chicken
Subacute pododermatitis (bumblefoot), chicken

    Acute bumblefoot with swelling of the footpads.

    For an examination, check the legs and feet. The scales should be smooth and closely adhered to each other. If scales are raised and crusty, there may be a scaly leg mite infestation. Check the footpads for scratches, swellings, or ulcers caused by footpad dermatitis or pododermatitis (bumblefoot).

Courtesy of Dr. Patricia Wakenell.