bumble foot surgery what if I mess up? (Surgery UPDATE!!)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by GoldenSparrow, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my hen has bumble foot.
    I am going to follow this
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=236649

    what will happen if I dont get all the puss out? [​IMG]
    I am a little nervous I will do somthing wrong [​IMG]
    I really love this hen and I dont want anything to happen to her.

    This is her foot. sorry the pic is blurry.


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    I am afraid I might mess it up. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2011
  2. laceynoelle

    laceynoelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, the worst thing you can do is not try, because her foot will only digress. If you dont get all the puss out, you might have to do it agian, but she wont die. It's really not hard, the first time I did it I was seventeen. [​IMG] If all else fails, find someone who lives by you whose dont it before and is willing to help. Good Luck!! Let us know how it goes.
     
  3. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2007
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    There is a core in there. Make sure you get that out, then make sure you use neosporin and wrap the foot with vet wrap. You'll have to do it a couple of times at least. Don't forget to soak. That helps clean it out.
    That thread is excellent, follow that. Also there is a fish med. that you can put on the foot. It's supposed to work really well. I've never tried it. I just had one hen with bumblefoot. You have to keep at it, though. Bumblefoot is staph infection. Chickens encapsulate the infection, therefore the core.
     
  4. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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  5. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What causes bumblefoot? Isn't it from wet ground?
     
  6. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    Quote:In short, it is a staph infection. It can be caused by splinters (the cause in my roo). I have also heard hard landings can cause it, although I am not sure why.
     
  7. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all, I will give it a go.

    also should I put the neosporen right in the hole after I clean it?
     
  8. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok all, I got an X-ACTO knife.
    also should I put the neosporen right in the hole after I clean it?
     
  9. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh the surgery dident go that well
    after i got the plug out her foot bled like crazy I was so freaked out! [​IMG]:balling
    and she flinched every time I cut her foot! [​IMG]:s3

    there was so much blood that I couldent really tell if I got all the stuff out. i packed it with Neosporen
    We had to hold it for 15 min to get the blood to stop.
    after it stoped we wraped it. then I took Golden the hen to a small area to stay in.
    when she put weight on her foot the bleeding started up again. it went through the wrap and i really wraped it!
    i was scared she would bleed to death!

    I left it alone,
    i really dont think I did a very good job [​IMG]
    I really feel like I just hurt her more
     
  10. remuda1

    remuda1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't be so hard on yourself. I bet she heals up fine, they are so resilient [​IMG]. Besides, the worst thing you could have done is nothing!
     

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