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Ulcerative Pododermatitis Figure 1

Figure 1: Ulcerative pododermatitis

Commonly referred to as bumblefoot, this starts as an ulcer which can then become infected with Staph aureus. The ulceration is typically the result of repeated pressure/trauma primarily to the sole of the foot. Though there are multiple factors, one of the more commonly recognized reasons is minute lacerations from roughly made wire floored cages.


bumblefoot/ulcerative pododermatitis
Note the ulcerations on the soles of both feet.

Photo courtesy of Mary Ann Isaksen,  Rat and Mouse Club of America

Posted on June 29, 2003, 13:18, Last updated on April 7, 2010, 18:12 | Figures

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