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Bumble or sprain?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bydhatch, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. bydhatch

    bydhatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The middle toe on my female welsh was swollen from the middle part of the toe to just where it meets the leg. It also feels a bit warm. She limps the longer she is on it and seems to be fine otherwise. Is this bumble or just a sprain?! What should i do? [​IMG]
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  2. Ashleymarie529

    Ashleymarie529 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never had a case of bumblefoot in my flock, so no first hand experience. But it sure looks swollen in a very specific area. A sprain would be more general swelling, right? She could also have a splinter or a bite.

    Calling in the infantry of advice!
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  3. bydhatch

    bydhatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your advice. Hoping we can figure it out!
     
  4. Ashleymarie529

    Ashleymarie529 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it is the beginning of bumblefoot or even just a sprain, I would start some basic treatment.
    1. Give her Sav-a-chick electrolytes to speed healing
    2. Wrap the foot in gauze tape for protection.
    3. Soak in epsom salt once a day before rewrapping it. You can soak a rag in warm epsom salt water and then hold in on her foot for 30-40 mins.
    4. Sprinkle some brewers yeast on her food for a while. It's a source of Niacin that is good for leg health.

    Hopefully some others with experience will come along and help. But those are just some basic things that you can do that are harmless and will help no matter what is going on.
     
  5. bydhatch

    bydhatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive already started all of that but the wrapping! We will see how she does with that. [​IMG] Thanks bunches!
     
  6. bydhatch

    bydhatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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