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Our pekin suddenly can't walk.  She was fine around 3:30, but by 5:00 she couldn't walk.  When I looked at her foot we thought it was bumble foot.  When we tried "minor" surgery to drain it all we got was blood, kind of watery.  We soaked it in epson salts, used antibiotics (topical and internal), and wrapped the foot with vet wrap.  I am going to try to post a picture of of her foot.

I am the wife of an amazing husband and mother of 3 amazing teenagers!  Life on our farm means lots of critters: lavendar (9), lemon cookoo (8), & buff (9) orpingtons; a mixed flock of exotic chickens, 2 dogs (shorkie & beagle mix), 3 cats 18 ducks, a russian tortoise, cockatiel and a tank of cichilds.

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I am the wife of an amazing husband and mother of 3 amazing teenagers!  Life on our farm means lots of critters: lavendar (9), lemon cookoo (8), & buff (9) orpingtons; a mixed flock of exotic chickens, 2 dogs (shorkie & beagle mix), 3 cats 18 ducks, a russian tortoise, cockatiel and a tank of cichilds.

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You're doing everything you possibly could to deal with bumblefoot. They do make special duck shoes to treat it. I'm not sure if Nettie still makes them. 


Edited by Kevin565 - 8/28/12 at 5:17pm

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Does bumble foot make it so they can't walk?  I thought if we drained it it would drain infection.  Is it normal to drain blood?

I am the wife of an amazing husband and mother of 3 amazing teenagers!  Life on our farm means lots of critters: lavendar (9), lemon cookoo (8), & buff (9) orpingtons; a mixed flock of exotic chickens, 2 dogs (shorkie & beagle mix), 3 cats 18 ducks, a russian tortoise, cockatiel and a tank of cichilds.

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I am the wife of an amazing husband and mother of 3 amazing teenagers!  Life on our farm means lots of critters: lavendar (9), lemon cookoo (8), & buff (9) orpingtons; a mixed flock of exotic chickens, 2 dogs (shorkie & beagle mix), 3 cats 18 ducks, a russian tortoise, cockatiel and a tank of cichilds.

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Sometimes yes it can cause walking issues. Also a little bit of blood while draining is normal. If it starts bleeding persistently I would stop treatment and stop the bleeding. 

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