Department of Public Health Sciences

Incidence and risk factors for bumblefoot (pododermatitis) in rehabilitated raptors

Rodriguez-Lainz, A. J., D. W. Hird, P. H. Kass and D. L. Brooks

Prev Vet Med. 1997. 31(3-4):175-184.

A retrospective cohort study was conducted on 821 raptors of 12 representative species, admitted to the California Raptor Center (CRC), during 1980-1990. The incidence rate for bumblefoot was 52 cases per 100 bird-years at risk. Eagles and hawks (buteos) were more likely to develop bumblefoot, and did so earlier during their captivity than other species. Also, raptors admitted with a limb fracture had the greatest risk (OR = 4.2) of developing bumblefoot than any other condition on entry. Median time from admission to development of bumblefoot was 52 days, and median duration of bumblefoot was 23 days.

Keywords: Animal, Bird Diseases/*epidemiology/mortality, Birds, California/epidemiology, Cohort Studies, Foot Diseases/epidemiology/mortality/*veterinary, Foot Injuries/complications/rehabilitation/veterinary, Fractures/complications/rehabilitation/veterinary, Incidence, Proportional Hazards Models, Regression Analysis, Rehabilitation, Retrospective Studies, Risk Factors, Survival Analysis, Time Factors, Wing/injuries



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