Bumblefoot Help Needed

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 3lilFeatheredDemons, Aug 15, 2018.

  1. 3lilFeatheredDemons

    3lilFeatheredDemons In the Brooder

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    Bumblefoot is no stranger to our flock, so it was easily recognizable when our three-year old welsummer (Summer) came down with it recently. Usually we take our ladies in to the vet to have it taken care of, but our avian vet is on vacation and the soonest appointment offered will be more than two weeks since I first noticed that Summer had bumblefoot - and by the time I noticed it, she already had the black scab, a heavily swollen left foot, and a bit of a limp. My grandmother is the primary chicken caretaker and though I've been advocating for it, seems reluctant to take care of it at home...but I'm worried that two weeks will be too long to wait. Is it? Can anyone weigh in on the seriousness of the situation? Or, if anyone has played home poultry doctor before with surgical or non-surgical methods of dealing with bumblefoot, do you have advice? What kinds of medication/antibiotics do we need? My grandmother's main concern is that we don't have "topical pain stuff or any serious antibiotic" but if some sort of meds were recommended that we could find at a drug or poultry store, thenI might be able to sway her. Please help!!!
     
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  3. 3lilFeatheredDemons

    3lilFeatheredDemons In the Brooder

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    Thank you so much! The link is super helpful in walking you through the process and hopefully getting a second opinion to back me up on saying that two weeks seems cruel and dangerous will help convince my grandmother :)
     

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