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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:50 pm 
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Hello, I am new to the forum, I have an Isabrown that now has a growth on one leg. See photos. Can someone tell me what it is and how to treat it please?
Denise


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 Post subject: Re: Leg growth
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:15 pm 
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My guess is either an infection (along the lines of Bumblefoot) or a tumour. I'd be leaning towards the latter from the look of it.

Is there any bad smell, heat, or anything to indicate it may be an infection?

I would make some salt water and gently clean the lump, checking for any sign of infections that can be cleaned out. If there is anything that indicates infection, then I would follow similar protocols for treatment of Bumblefoot.

However, it may just be a tumour. How old is the ISA Brown? If she's getting on in years (for an ISA), then I would be inclined to say it's a tumour, in which case I would just aim to keep it clean and dry and leave it alone.


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 Post subject: Re: Leg growth
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:04 pm 
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Azira,
Thank you for that. Ruby is approximately 18 months old. No smell, and not hot, no sign of infection.
Denise.


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 Post subject: Re: Leg growth
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:36 pm 
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That looks like a tumour. Leave it alone and see how she goes.

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 Post subject: Re: Leg growth
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:44 pm 
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Depending on how confident you are, you *might* be able to debride the larger growth a bit to see if there is anything obvious underneath that you could treat. However, I would advise caution, and I'm not even sure what I'd to with it myself unless I had the bird in front of me.

You'll be fine bathing it in some warm salt water and seeing if that helps give a better picture of what's going on. If it is a tumour like I suspect, bathing it won't really make any difference one way or the other.

Maybe, *maybe* you could gently pull off the spot indicated in the attached photo, and look for any sort of thick, creamy white substance which is an indication of infection then give it a clean up. But don't go fiddling or force anything as you really don't want to hurt her or open up a wound that is otherwise not there.

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Bathing might loosen what looks to be a crusty covering over the growth, in the photo I drew on it sort of looks like it is loose at the edges. Seeing what's underneath it may or may not give more clues. However you really do need to be careful to not just create a wound that can get infected, particularly if it is just a tumour. If it is a tumour then given her age, she can probably happily live out her days without it causing major problems for her.

I think you can either leave it alone or bathe it gently to see what it looks like after and you won't really be risking any further issues. Anything more you'd really have to decide what is in the hens best interests and if there will really be any benefit in doing so. But it's always best to err on the side of caution and leave things alone if you aren't sure.


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