Amputate or not? Frost bite case

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lucky KY Chicks, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. Lucky KY Chicks

    Lucky KY Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my Black Copper Marans pullet has frost bite on her feet. One foot I believe will be fine but the other is swollen, has two black and smelly toes and looks overall like it has less circulation. I'm wondering if this will resolve itself with antibiotics or if I need to amputate toes and possibly a foot. All pictures were taken after her feet soaked for 20 minuets.
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  2. newchickincoop

    newchickincoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry I don't have advice to give im sure someone with more knowledge will chime in. But I'm sorry your hen is going through this I hope amputating is very last resort and sending good thoughts she recovers :)
    How cold is it where you are :(
     
  3. Lucky KY Chicks

    Lucky KY Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was unusually cold for a week this month. I believe it got down to 15 degrees but the following week it was in the 50s!
     
  4. casportpony

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    I would keep an eye on it.

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  5. Lucky KY Chicks

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    Any advice? I'm concerned that the infection will spread to the whole leg if I don't do something with the toes?
     
  6. newchickincoop

    newchickincoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree maybe keep an eye on it u will see if it's getting worse or healing :( has it changed any
    Sorry im in California it
     
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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    What antibiotics do you have?

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  9. Lucky KY Chicks

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    I'm giving her amoxicillin orally right now. I can get penicillin but don't know if I should switch since I already started amoxicillin.
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Amoxicillin is better. Are you giving her enough at least twice a day? I think most vets will say to give abour 60mg per pound at least twice a day for 7 to 10 days.

    -Kathy
     

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