Originally Posted by TonaLee
I don't see me keeping her isolated and out of water for a few weeks. I am in NE Ohio and at the moment it is very hot here! I am thinking of trying the pads - if they come off -- I will just reapply. In the evening, I will try to get her into the booties for at least a few hours a day - so something might be absorbed. It seems all these months of soaking and scrubbing are just a bother for her and difficult for me, at best!! Some days I think her bumbles look better - some days I am very discouraged. She does not limp, nor does she act like there is anything wrong. Being the largest of my three Jumbo Pekins - she is a bit slower -- but waddles like the other two. She does seem to be shunned by the other two -- don't know if it's because I take her once or twice a day for soaks???? Another question. My vet has suggested I give her Oxytetracycline once a day for two weeks and see if there is any improvement. How do you administer oral medications to your poultry? I am reluctant to pry her beak open - and have resorted to soaking peas in the 1/8 tsp. of the antibiotic and the 1/4 cup of water -- but, she leaves most of the water after the peas have been inhaled~! So nice to have someone to share my concerns with. Oh, and yet another question - Have you used CEH ointment? Some people seem to have good results using it. If so, where do you get it? Finally, I can't thank you enough for your insights and prompt responses.
You're welcome. Bumblefoot is frustrating to treat. It took a full 8 months of trying different treatment methods on 5 of our girls with bumblefoot to heal completely. I cried a lot.
Yes, definitely apply the patches and just reapply when they come off. I would hesitate to use the booties overnight. Sitting on them would get hot quickly. If she could wear them in the morning when it's still relatively cool outside, it would help. That way if she gets them wet, they will be dry by morning.
I don't know anything about ducks. Maybe your other two realize there is something going on with her. Once she's not being soaked anymore she probably won't be as agitated when returned home. Hopefully they'll sort everything out and be friends again.
Oxytetracycline isn't effective on staph infections. I wouldn't bother with it. If you need to give her medicine, maybe you could mix it with water and then add it to make watery yogurt. Again, I don't know anything about ducks. I assume they can have yogurt.
I haven't used CEH ointment.