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You are through to Dr Coles. I am a UK based vet. I am sorry to hear you are having problems with your bearded dragon. There is quite a few different things which could be causing the lameness. Bearded dragons are quite prone to a few different conditions; metabolic bone disease (which can result in a fracture or break), gout (build up of uric acid crystals in the joint) and septic arthritis ( infection in the joint with bacteria). It is possible on his journey that he may have injured himself. However if he is not putting weight on the foot then this means it will be very sore. I would recommend taking him to a vet ASAP as he may require x-rays and other tests to ensure the foot is not broken or rule out gout/infection (by blood tests). I would also ensure that he has adequate calcium supplementation & vitamin D. I would recommend using calcidust daily and vitamin D (nutrobal) twice weekly. It is also important to ensure his UVB is adequate. If these things are not adequate then it can lead to metabolic bone disease and the bones becoming easily broken. He will require pain killers and anti-inflammatories regardless of the cause so i would advise contacting your vet ASAP to have him seen.
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