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bumblefoot on ducks feet what dosage???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by scrapmom5, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. scrapmom5

    scrapmom5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pekin has scabbed over sores on the fatty pads on the bottom of his feet. He doesn't limp while walking but does seem to hold a foot off of the ground while standing and sits more than usual. What could have caused this and how should I treat it?
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2008
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    It could be bumblefoot. I will move this to the mergencies forum and you can do a search there on bumblefoot.
    Can you post nice clear pics?
     
  3. scrapmom5

    scrapmom5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have determined that my Pekin duck has bumblefoot (thanks to the help of terrielacey [​IMG]) I am on my way to the IFA to pick up the antibiotic for him.

    I have powdered terimycin on hand. Would that work or do I need to get something else???

    What dosage should I administer???

    How do I prevent this. He is on grass or swimming in a pond all day. He may step on rock only once in a while.

    How do I bandage his foot??? he will just muck it up and get it wet...can I use liquid bandaid??? My DH uses this on his hands and it works decently.

    Thanks for the help and a BIG THANK YOU for terrielacey for your prompt help.
     

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