Bad Bumblefoot!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Fraoch21, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. Fraoch21

    Fraoch21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My cockerel has developed a bad case of bumblefoot, the black scab covers nearly the whole of the pad of his foot on one leg and a bit smaller on the other foot. I read that once a black scab develops the best thing to do it cut it out, get rid of pus and bandage it. Can this really be done at home when I would actually have to cut off most of the bottom of his foot to get rid of it? I am pretty squeamish so the idea of even tackling a small abscess is daunting!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Is there any possibility that his foot may have been frozen rather than it being bumblefoot?
     
  3. Fraoch21

    Fraoch21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah I never thought about that, I assumed it was bumblefoot from the black scab and limping
     
  4. Fraoch21

    Fraoch21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will put a photo up so you can see what I mean, the scabbing has gone away a lot since I first looked at him but there is still a bit there and the worse affected foot is still quite a lot bigger than the other
     
  5. Fraoch21

    Fraoch21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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