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Bumble foot help!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by savilcr, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. savilcr

    savilcr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]My hen has a bad case of bumble foot. Been swollen for a week now, what can I do to make the swelling go down? Will it eventually go away?
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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  3. soffeann1997

    soffeann1997 Out Of The Brooder

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    What is bumble foot? I have never herd of it.
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Bumblefoot is a staph infection that gets inside the footpad via a cut, splinter and so forth. The infection must be removed as soon as possible. Once the infection reaches the legbone, it quickly spreads throughout the chickens system causing death. No amount of antibiotics can stop it once the staph infection reaches the legbone. When you see a chicken limping, always check the bottom of the feet for the telltail dark in color scab. If there's redness and/or swelling, most likely it's bumblefoot.
     
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  5. soffeann1997

    soffeann1997 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, good to know. =]

     
  6. savilcr

    savilcr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So if I don't do this surgery it will die?
     

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