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Bumble foot or not?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by scarletjane36, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. scarletjane36

    scarletjane36 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a cockerel who is limping. I picked him up and this is what I saw
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    I tried to peel some of it off, no blood but it was distressing him. I cleaned it with some water, then sprayed some blue kote on it.
    What do you think is it bumblefoot? and if it is, what should I do about it?
    thanks in advance.
     
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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    It looks to me like he cut his foot on something. It doesn't look too infected yet. I would soak the foot in some epsom salt or iodine solution, then apply some antibiotic ointment and then wrap his foot. Put a piece of gauze over the wound so the latex in the vet wrap doesn't irratate the flesh.

    Keep it dry and wrapped for about a month. Check it daily for a while and keep it wrapped until it is completely healed.
     
  4. scarletjane36

    scarletjane36 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I'm soaking his foot and bandaging it up, thanks to all for the help.
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Keep an eye on it for about a month. Keep it bandaged and dry and check it daily for the first couple of weeks. These things can take 5 or 6 weeks to completely heal. You don't want bacteria getting up into the pad, so keep it completely bandaged for at least this long.

    Good luck and keep us posted! :)
     

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