Bumble foot, before and after

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kanga77510, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Kanga77510

    Kanga77510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's the first pics of my girl with bumble foot. Notice the huge scab and swelling into the webbing of her foot. That scab was the size of a pea or larger. Blech. It's been a long road, using the koi fish dip and finally getting help from a local avian vet.

    #1 Scab [​IMG]

    #2 Swelling [​IMG]

    #3 Mostly healed up and healthy pink. [​IMG]
     
  2. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    That is fantastic. Congratulations! How did the fish medicine work? I have bought it but have not had to use it on my girls. I have performed surgery before. And also taken them to the vet. Did the vet perform surgery?
     
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Wow...she had a bad one! So much better now!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Kanga77510

    Kanga77510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It worked OK, but not 100%. Maybe up to 75% recovery with the fish stuff. The vet didn't do surgery, she was amazed at how well I'd done with the feet before I'd called her. I performed surgery on this girl twice, pulling out two different cores/gobs of junk. It was so gross. I want a Merit Badge or something. [​IMG]
     
  5. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    Quote:It worked OK, but not 100%. Maybe up to 75% recovery with the fish stuff. The vet didn't do surgery, she was amazed at how well I'd done with the feet before I'd called her. I performed surgery on this girl twice, pulling out two different cores/gobs of junk. It was so gross. I want a Merit Badge or something. [​IMG]

    Oh I agree. The first time I thought it was disgusting but also awesome all at once. I was scared to death to dig in the foot. I had 2 girls that had it and I had to perform the surgery twice as well. I took them to the vet because it came back on one but she checked the other one and it looked fantastic. Yeah us! [​IMG] the other one was a little tougher to treat. I think they are both doing good now. Thankfully.

    And I award you a you the Bumblefoot surgery award. Sorry nothing fancy but at least you can say you did it!

    Lisa
     
  6. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Joelton Tn.
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    You're very brave. [​IMG]
     
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  7. Causin Chaos

    Causin Chaos Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks great! I hope I dont have to deal with it again....lol
     

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