Bumblefoot: a comparison of clinical presentation and treatment of pododermatitis in rabbits, rodents, and birds

Jennifer Blair
Veterinary Clinics of North America. Exotic Animal Practice 2013, 16 (3): 715-35
Pododermatitis, also known as bumblefoot, is a common condition encountered in birds, rabbits, and rodents in clinical practice. This article compares the anatomy and physiology of the foot and the predisposing factors for pododermatitis in each of the species discussed. Clinical presentation, diagnostics, and treatment options, including medical and surgical therapies, are provided. In addition, alternative therapies, including natural remedies, therapeutic laser, and acupuncture, are explored. This article is intended to encourage practitioners to use a multimodal approach for successful management of this disease in all species.

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