Bubble foot......another way of treating it besides surgery?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jackrooster, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. jackrooster

    jackrooster Songster

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    My rooster has a bubble foot and i am not want to do surgery on him.......is there any other way of trating bubble foot and if so can someone tell me.....i have reaseached it on here and all the one that i have found talk about surgery?
     

  2. Heidi

    Heidi Songster

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    I had a hen that had bumblefoot two years ago and I soaked her foot in warm water w/ epsom salt three times as day for 10 minutes. I also put her on an antibiotic for 10 days. I had her separated from everyone as well in a very large dog crate. I kept this up for about 2 weeks. She is fine now and has never had any more issues. Her bumblefoot wasn't terrible as I caught it pretty earlier - I hope this will work for you.
     
  3. jackrooster

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    Quote:What antibiotics did you use?? and did you keep the leg wrapped up??
     
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  5. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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  6. Heidi

    Heidi Songster

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    I used terramycin. I didn't wrap the foot as she'd just tear it off. I think an important key was keeping her by herself and in a smallish quarters make her lay and stay off her foot. Good luck.
     
  7. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
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    from what i understand it's like a planters wart and you have to get the "corn" (looks like that) out of the foot or it will come back. [​IMG] I saw it done and it wasn't that bad to do and YES it totally looked like a crazy piece of corn. [​IMG]

    I didn't do mine and she died. I guess it also gives them an infection of some sort and they can get really sick from it. I the messanger...............please don't shoot. I am not sure if all this is true [​IMG]
     

  8. jackrooster

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    is it possiable to just pick the scabe and cut the bumble bubbles open and let them drain??
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It won't drain. Infection solidifieds inside the foot and looks like cheese. It won't just drain out--there are no "bubbles" in there.
     

  10. jackrooster

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    ahhh i dont know what to do!? [​IMG]
     

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