Broken Nail? And inflammation on toe.
(North Carolina US)
Hi, I have a rabbit who I believe has Hutch Burn, so I put him in a sterilized cage with a wire bottom to keep him clean and such. The next day I took him out to look him over and found that his toe was swollen. It looks like he probably punctured on a part of the wire that was sticking up. It is red and swollen, and there seems to be a cut that indicates where he was stabbed. I broke the skin a little to look for infection, but there wasn't any pus that I could find. Also I looked at the nail and it looks like there may be some internal bleeding in the nail. The nail is also crooked and he is very sensitive about it.