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Bumblefoot--ideas needed

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by beetandsteet, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The single biggest pain-in-the-butt illness in raising chickens for me has been bumblefoot. Lots of Staph must be in the soil around here, I don't know. I've done numbers of bumblefoot "surgeries" in the past, and the recovery rate from that is usually only around 50%. Also, the bumblefoot almost always comes back on those I operate on. Does anyone have any better way to effectively cure bumblefoot in chickens? As I write, I have at least 5 hens in my flock of 70+ with bumblefoot. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. coach723

    coach723 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Gwynevere

    Gwynevere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually when I get bumblefoot on my birds I totally clean out the infected scab/foot. Then I spray it down with Vetericyn and wrap it. I don't know if that's something you've tried yet but it usually works in at least reducing the size of the infection.
     
  4. The Lugo Family

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    For five days in a row, I cleaned their feet and put olive oil on it. It has cleared and it hasn't comeback as of yet. Good luck!
     

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