Black Knot on Foot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dustbath, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. dustbath

    dustbath Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My rooster has a black knot, like a raised black carbuncle, on the bottom of his foot. I assumed this was bumblefoot and treated it with Tricide-Neo a few weeks ago. It got smaller but is still there.

    It isn't swollen and doesn't look infected (no evident pus, etc). It's hard and if I scratch at it, it flakes off.

    He favors that foot slightly but doesn't seem to be in pain.

    Should I treat it again? Will it go away on its own? Should I worry?

    Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. dawg53

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    I've used tricide neo to treat bumblefoot. Continue using it til the bumblefoot/scab completely disappears. That's the only drawback using trineo, larger bumblefoot infections/scabs take a longer time to heal, smaller ones only in about 5 to 10 days. This is why I stopped using it and do the minor surgery; it's quicker, cheaper, and faster healing time.
     
  3. dustbath

    dustbath Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK. During the period while I'm treating it, do I need to wrap up the foot? The bump seems hard and there's no visible open wound.
     
  4. dawg53

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    If there's isnt any swelling which you mentioned, no redness, no open wound...I see no reason to wrap the foot. However if he limps, there still might be infection and would continue the trineo treatment. Wrapping it then would be up to you.
     
  5. dustbath

    dustbath Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!! I'll try treating it for a longer period of time and not wrapping it unless I see signs of a problem. Thanks for the help!
     

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