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I have a female pekin duck that is a little over a year old. She has what looks like bumble foot but it could be injured. It's localized to just the toe. She has been eating and drinking just fine, she just has a hard time walking. I have her pinned up in a 10×10 pen so her mobility is limited. I have her on electrolytes and powder antibiotics just in case. I've attempted to give 81mg baby aspirin, not sure if it helped. I have not done the Epsom salts yet but I did put prep H on her foot to assist with pain. Please help if you can.
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@Amiga 

 

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Thanks sumi. I sent @amiga a private message with the pictures.
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Thank you both!  I don't have as much time as I used to to scan the Duck Forum threads.

 

Looks like a bumble to me, I would do the Epsom salt soak (or compress) and even a 20 minute or so float in a tub of plain water (Epsom salt is a laxative).  I would stop the aspirin, as there is some concern that it can be hard on the internal organs.

 

I think for this one I would use the clear - clear - clear iodine treatment.  I repeat myself because when we are stressed and rushing, folks reading this thread may miss the clear part and try this with brown iodine and that does not do the same thing.

 

See post 22 on this thread.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/560693/need-input-on-bumblefoot-treatment-in-ducks/20#post_15463031

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Thanks @amiga. I just applied the prep h cream this morning. How sever does this case look to you? When would i need to perform the operation as in the post you recommended?
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Well, it's not quite an operation the way I read it.

 

Soften the foot by soaking, apply a few drops of clear iodine, wait several days, soak the foot again, see if the scab will gently pull off.  If not, soak, reapply clear iodine, wait a few more days, and it should enable you to pull the scab and a bunch of yuck out of the foot.  It may get all the stuff, or you may need to reapply the clear iodine.

 

@Miss Lydia  has done this with a chicken, I believe.

I would say this is a more advanced bumble. Not the worst I have seen.
Edited by Amiga - 4/22/16 at 10:32am

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Okay, I have applied the prep h again after a bath in the tub. I will start the clear iodine process tomorrow morning. Thank you for the assistance.
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I think I would leave off the Preparation H.

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