Bumble foot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BantyHugger, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Songster

    May 23, 2008
    I have an old pekin hen. When we got her we were told she had canerous growths on her feet. Some one here said that it might just be untreated bumble foot. I need some info on bumble foot so i can tell if it is curable or actual cancer.
  2. lilchick

    lilchick Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Williamsport In.
    have you tried to find info on google?

    I have never heard of a duck having bumble foot, just chickens and turkeys...

    good luck..
  3. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
  4. 2nd Chance Farms

    2nd Chance Farms Hatching

    Jul 16, 2008
    It says comming soon california doe is that a rabbit?
  5. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Ok, i'm pretty sure she has it. How can i treat it? How do they get it?

    Quote:Yes that is a rabbit. We're taking her to visit some bucks after we get her.
  6. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Ewww, lancing. Ok she has quite a few of them. Do i do them all at once or treat 1 and work from there?
  7. barbara j.

    barbara j. Hatching

    Mar 2, 2009
    I have asked previously about Twinkle, my old rooster, and Bumblefoot. We have been doing the following (daily) for four weeks:
    Soak it for 15 minutes in Epson salts and warm water.
    Soak for about five minutes in Hydrogen Peroxide.
    Dry it off and add Synotic with Baytril.
    I had, until last week, been putting powdered clay, mixed with a bit of water on it. Should I start that again?
    I finally put a small piece of plastic on it and wrap it in Vet wrap.
    The largest of the 'things' has fallen off, but the interior of the hard mass remains.
    Any suggestions?
    Thanks for any help.
  8. Sylvia Moon

    Sylvia Moon In the Brooder

    Nov 6, 2010
    We treated a rooster with bumblefoot for a long time, (months) soaking, draining, bandaging. One side healed after the scab was soaked off and pus drained out, one side still had a large hard mass on the top of the toes that would not drain.
    When my niece came back from the Peace Corps (animal husbandry) she came and opened his foot (sterile) with a sharp exacto knife. Out popped a huge ball that looked like a hard boiled egg yolk, almost as large.
    We then applied antibiotic (the first time I sprinkled powder from a capsule) and bandages and he healed up fine! Re-bandaged a few times, and that was it. Finally!

    I would not have had the nerve to cut as she did, but he was fine, much better afterwards.

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