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Bumblefoot in both feet.......need advice please :)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KatieBugg, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. KatieBugg

    KatieBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1) What type of bird , age and weight. EE Pullet-5 months old on 7/23. She is 4 lbs.
    2) What is the behavior, exactly. Noticed she was walking funny this evening and her comb is pale.
    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms? Comb has been pale for about 6-7 days, thought it may be due to the heat.
    4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms? NO
    5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. She has a dark scab on the bottoms of both feet with some swelling.
    6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.N/A
    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. Eating down and drinking is up due to heatwave. I feed Game grower supplemented aith Oyster shell and BOSS & Meal worms for treats. I just today added Electrolytes/Vitamins to the water due to the heat.
    8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. Normal
    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? None yet
    10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet? Will be treating myself.
    11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    12) Describe the housing/bedding in use. Shares a 12x17 coop with 15 other LF. Free range all day, daily.

    I currently have Pipsqueak in the house seperated from the flock, in an XL dog crate.

    I plan to do the surgery in the morning as I have to pick up a couple of things to be able to complete it. Does Pip need an antibiotic after the treatment? If so what kind etc... I worked in a Cattle Feedlot on a Vet crew doctoring cattle, I am NOT squimish and understand meds and such.

    Please help the Pippy girl, she is my fav and I absoloutly adore her!
     
  2. janinepeters

    janinepeters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, sounds like bumblefoot. Having just cured one with nonsurgical treatment using TricideNeo, I am a big fan of that option. TricideNeo comes as a powder, which you dissolve in distilled water (available at grocery store), and soak affected foot in it for 5-7 minutes per day for at least a week, until it heals. No surgery, no blood, no pus, no mess. Simple, effective, and non-traumatic for you and for the bird.

    TricideNeo is used to treat skin infections in koi fish, and can be purchased where supplies for koi fish are sold. If no one stocks it in your area, you can order it from here:
    http://www.newenglandkoi.com/Koi-Medications/Tricide-Neo-sc-731.html

    Follow instructions on package for preparing solution and storing it. The 22 gm packet makes a gallon of solution, which if used sparingly, should last for as long as you need it.

    Good luck!
     
  3. KatieBugg

    KatieBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I was just reading the post further down about this treatment, I have this on hand as a Koi keeper. Not sure if I am comfortable with leaving the plug in the feet tho.
     
  4. new chick 203

    new chick 203 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    TricideNeo sounds like a God send. I'd try it, but keep in mind that all birds are different. Some need surgery, some don't. Some need antibiotics, some don't. Be realistic and know when it's time to move on to a more serious treatment. We took a photo of our girls feet every day so when we started to fool ourselves that a treatment was working all we had to do is look at the photos to realize it wasn't. Good luck.
     

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