We noticed a large black scab and very swollen pad on a newly adopted chicken two weeks ago. At that time we performed surgery, digging out a lot of gunk, but no kernal. For aftercare we change the dressing every other day. First soaking the foot in a warm epson salt bath, then spraying with Vetricyn, adding triple antibiotic ointment to gauze and then wrapping. We even began adding duramycin to her water 3 days ago, changing it twice daily. The problem is that even two weeks after the surgery her foot pad is still just as swollen. The wound is getting a little better. No oozing and the wound itself appears to be getting a little smaller. Not sure what else to do. Doesn't seem like the swelling should still be so apparent. Does anyone have any experience with continual swelling and if this means there is still infection present? We really want to save this tough sweet girl. Any comments would be much appreciated!