Originally Posted by NathanZee
Originally Posted by jchny2000
I am actually reading through the first link, She did take Igor to the vet. Its a criss cross pattern with gauze bandage between the toes to cover the wound. followed up with a waterproof type bandage. Do you have a large dog crate to confine him to? Main thing is clean dry conditions, pack the wound with a antibiotic ointment without any type of "caine" additive.
I can keep him in a separated pen in the coop, plus I have a extra coop that isn't being used right now. Does coconut oil work as a good antibiotic? Also, when I cut the scab, should I just take off the black section, and then squeeze the rest out or what?
I can't say for sure on the oil or honey, but I know both are known for natural healing and immunity. From what I am reading, soaking and picking the scab away, then pressing out the pus is recommended. The issue there is pushing it further into the muscle instead of out! Pus in a bird may be more like a stringy or cottage cheese looking substance and may have white or yellow color to it. The thing is though, if the infection goes into the bones and joints it can be fatal to your bird. Feet have very little tissue, so this is a real serious situation. If he gets a staff infection in the bone he likely won't recover. Antibiotics won't correct pus, it has to be removed.
I know its very hard to find avian vets. Most won't specialize in it, frankly because of the birds "low value". That certainly doesn't help goose lovers like us seeking help. I am still reading those links too, but it looks like he may need antibiotics. Definitely remove that scab and drain the wound..keep it clean, packed with non caine antibiotic salve and bandaged. Please keep in mind I am not a vet, I can only tell you what info I am finding on his situation.