American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Foot Pad Dermatitis Associated with Osteomyelitis in a Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)

Alireza Jahandideh, Reihaneh Manouchehri, Shiva Jahanshiri and Manely Ansari

DOI : 10.3844/ajavsp.2018.66.69

American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Volume 13, Issue 2

Pages 66-69

Abstract

A Captive mute swan with swelling abscesses in foot pads of both legs was presented. A complete blood count reveals systemic infection. Radiographs showed radiopaque areas in foot pad of both legs and osteomyelitic periosteal reaction in left foot. After anesthesia, surgical debridement was carried out to remove pus and necrotic tissue on the plantar surface of both feet. Full surgical debridement, effective antibiotics, good post-surgical care and husbandry are affecting factors that cause no recurs of disease despite osteomyelitis.

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© 2018 Alireza Jahandideh, Reihaneh Manouchehri, Shiva Jahanshiri and Manely Ansari. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.