Bumblefoot in all three hens!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LGoodrum, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. LGoodrum

    LGoodrum In the Brooder

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    I have just discovered that all my hens have bumblefoot. They are 1 y/o RI Reds and are free-ranging on our horse farm during the day and in a stall at night. One hen had to be euthanized over the weekend due to extreme lethargy and diarrhea. She had been on oral antibiotics for the bumblefoot for the previous 10 days. One hen has it in her foot pad on one foot and her toe on the other foot (foot pad scab was small with no swelling, toe scab was bigger with some swelling). I have soaked and removed the scabs and plugs on those feet and have her feet wrapped. I am not giving her oral antibiotics at this time. The other hen has just two tiny scabs starting on both foot pads. Help!!! WHY are they getting this infection? I've read a lot about how to treat the condition but cannot find much information on how to prevent it!!! Thank you!! Lucy
     
  2. charlielynnsingletary

    charlielynnsingletary Songster

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    pearl river,la
    I don't know to prevent it but I had one hen with a bad case about a month ago. She is better now and I didn't have to give her anything oral. The cream on the foot was enough. I believe that a wild kitten had something to do with my hen getting it.
    The kitten was in the run one morning and it was in really bad shape it had green stuff coming out every where then a few days later we found it dead.
    I had bought pen g in shot form but I never used it.
     
  3. YeOleBroodie

    YeOleBroodie Songster

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  4. LGoodrum

    LGoodrum In the Brooder

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    Thank you-- that article is very useful!!
     

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