Hoover has been limping on and off for a little while now. (I thought maybe she strained it and it would get better on it's own) But the last 2 days she seemed much worse. Laying down a lot and the limp was accentuated and didn't get better throughout the day. Now I wish I had caught her sooner to take a look, I just know how stressing it is on them so I've been avoiding it. I love my ducks but they don't really love me:)
So I ask all of you folks......this is bumblefoot right? It looks just like some of the pics I've seen on here. The only difference is that she is missing a nail!!!! I have no idea how or when she lost the nail or if losing it caused the infection or if the infection caused her to lose it. My guess is that the infection started when she lost the nail somehow???
We caught and looked at her tonight and put her and her best friend Wendy (so she has company) in a small coop separated from the others. We put triple antibiotic ointment on her foot for the night. In the morning I will call the vet for advice.
I've read, on here, that Epsom salt soaks and compresses are needed. Can any one tell me what the salt to water ratio should be?
Also we looked up something called vetericyn. Has anyone used this before or have any thoughts on it?
I know there are already so many threads on bumblefoot but I haven't seen any that have included losing a nail before. Any thoughts, suggestions or insights?
Did we catch this early enough to treat ourselves? Thanks