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bumblefoot help.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fishnet1971, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. yup, got the Bumbles in a few of my girls. I am assuming it came from stepping on pine needles or pine cones over the last year. I check my girls about every other day. I can not figure out how i missed this. It was a very early case of it about a month ago. I treated all four girls with soaks, taking off the 'scabs' neosporin. one healed, three didnt. Went to a fish stuff that was reccomended. it worked awesome on two girls. then one came back. So I have two with it still remaining. The one hens foot has started to swell and is hot. the second started to swell as well.

    I soaked them both, opened up the holes on both, squeezed them both only to get puss out of one. I used sugar and Betadine mixture on them, bandaged them up. one has started to clear up. the other has not.

    It was reccomended to try Boric Acid and vaseling mixed at a 5 to 1 ratio. soak her, let her dry and apply the ointment. bandage and watch. Change it every two days.

    has anyone had any luck with this? what do you guys do for it? I am scared I am going to loose her over this. I have tried to open the bumble, and it does not seem to go anywhere. I have not been able to get anything out of it. hellllllllp

  2. Tina D

    Tina D Songster

    Sep 2, 2010
    Dutchess County, NY
    I'm very interested in seeing what others have to say. I have a girl with bumble foot. I removed the core, but wasn't able to get any gunk to come out... Now the hole is healed up, and there is a bit of puffiness left. I'm wondering if I should open it back up, to try again??

    Best of luck with your bird!
  3. I had puss only on one or two of them. pulled the scab, pushed and only had a tiny bit. there really was no 'plug' so to speak. you could see how it was like a drilled hole or something, but nothing in it but the scab came out.

    maybe she injured her foot instead, and it's not the Bumble. maybe that is healing up if there's no puss?

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