Bumblefoot frustration

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by fredfeathers, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. fredfeathers

    fredfeathers New Egg

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    Help please with your suggestion. Our girl, Martha Washington had a case of bumblefoot on her toe. We soaked,cleaned, cut the kernal out and sqeezed lots of infection out. Triple antibiotic ointment applied with guaze and would wrapped on Sunday.
    We looked at her yesterday, 3 days later, and it seemed still very swollen with a blue hue, probably bruising. But I was surprised how swollen still is.
    Question how long before the foot would resume back to regular appearance? With that, her pain would be gone. TIA
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  4. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I am so sorry about your bird. [​IMG] This was in the toe you say, not the pad? When birds get it in the toe, it is best to get them on antibiotics. For some reason, the toe infections can lead to blood infections and kill the bird. I would get her started on Penicillin G injections. Use a 20 gauge needle, if she is of standard size bird, I would give her 1/2 ml once a day in the breast meat. Alternate left breast right breast for one week.

    Keep the wound clean, dry, change the bandages once a day, apply antibiotic ointments and keep her inside and clean as best you can.

    And definitely post in our emergency section too for more help. Good luck and I hope you can get her back to good health soon! :)
     
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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    It takes a long time to cure. 3 days is nothing, weeks is more likely.
    Surgery isn't used as often by vets any more because it can slow improvement.

    Soak the foot a couple times a day in warm Epsom salts.
    A CEH cream has proven to be effective with other species. Calendula, Echinacea and Hypericum.

    http://www.oocities.org/gymnogyps_gray/bumblefoot2.html


    Antibiotics aren't a bad idea but Gail Damerow used to recommend injecting into the bumblefoot wound.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Please follow 2Crows advice.
     
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] You got some good advice here, so I'll add is good luck and hope she's better soon!
     

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