A swollen foot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by barbara j., Mar 2, 2009.

  1. barbara j.

    barbara j. New Egg

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    My second eldest rooster (6-7 years old) has a large swollen lump under his right foot. It doesn't grow larger, but doesn't go away. Would antibiotics help?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Check the bottom for a scab. If there is one, look up "bumblefoot" and there should be threads with methods of treatments.

    It involves soaking the feet, removing scab, digging out pus and so on, with injectable antiboitics IF it is an infection there. Regular soluble water stuff won't do anything for bumble foot IF he has it.

    If no scab can be found... could be another growth, from which antibiotics wouldn't do anything.

    Antibiotics ONLY kill bacteria. They kill 99.9% of the good bacteria you want in addition to the few you don't want. Due to the major antibiotic resistance issues, you want to avoid using them unless there is an infection or a high risk such as open wound or animal bite.
     
  3. barbara j.

    barbara j. New Egg

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    I am using powdered clay and wrapping his foot daily. He doesn't like it, but is walking WAY better, as the vet wrap seems to cushion his foot and he is running...especially when we come close!
     

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