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Attempting Bumblefoot surgery...again....advice?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SassyKat6181, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hen is not getting any better. I wasn't able to dig anything out from the pad of her foot and it all appeared to be healthy tissue when I removed the scab. There is a really hard area between two of her toes and I think that may be where the problem is. I read on here that someone has gone in through the top of the foot.....anyone with advice on how to do it that way? Thanks
     
  2. top of the hill

    top of the hill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you have a pic you could post?
     
  3. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just worked on my Calif White, here is the pic of her foot:
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    after we did the surgery...she wasn't really any better....that was last week...now her foot is not bothering her as much, walking without the limp.
    But I compared the other hens feet to hers, they all look the same!

    Its like I just removed a callus...they all have...was it really bumblefoot, now I wonder!
     
  4. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Have you tried re-opening the scab and pushing the hard stuff down through to the scab or is that impossible?
     
  5. top of the hill

    top of the hill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never performed this surgery, but I have read that the white stuff is a hard puss and should be cleaned out before you close up with a bandage. Perhaps what you are seeing is just the hard white puss?
     
  6. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is what I saw once I removed the scab. No pus, or hard stuff.....just pink healthy tissue. The swelling has not gone down between her middle and left toe.....this is where the hard spot is that I can feel. I think that the plug is deeper than I can reach through the pad. I may have a better chance at getting it if I go through the toe area.
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  7. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh man. Poor girl! I agree that if you haven't found a plug yet, it is likely just hiding deeper within the tissues. I would try for the hard bump between the toes. Keep us updated!
     

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