Bumblefoot on pekin duck

Duckie_mama

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I have an 8month old pekin who had bumblefoot pretty severely on her right foot.. After soaking the foot in Epsom salt water, getting the kernel out and cleaning the wound thoroughly I thought I got all the infection out but yesterday I noticed she had a large lump now on the top of her foot almost by her ankle bone... anyone have any tips or tricks to help her heal from this? Everyday I soaked her feet in Epsom salt water, cleaned the area removing any scabs or dead tissue, sprayed with antimicrobial spray and redid her bandages till I moved to every other day then to every 3 days.
All the avian vets in my area are booked out solid so antibiotics are a no go. There must be something else I can do to save my poor hippy.
 

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hayley3

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I have an 8month old pekin who had bumblefoot pretty severely on her right foot.. After soaking the foot in Epsom salt water, getting the kernel out and cleaning the wound thoroughly I thought I got all the infection out but yesterday I noticed she had a large lump now on the top of her foot almost by her ankle bone... anyone have any tips or tricks to help her heal from this? Everyday I soaked her feet in Epsom salt water, cleaned the area removing any scabs or dead tissue, sprayed with antimicrobial spray and redid her bandages till I moved to every other day then to every 3 days.
All the avian vets in my area are booked out solid so antibiotics are a no go. There must be something else I can do to save my poor hippy.
Well you need antibiotics....Can you take a picture of the foot? I'm not an expert on bumblefoot except that with swelling it's turned pretty serious.
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Edited to add: My vet said to soak in chlorhexidine..not epsom salts. Also to take pressure off the foot, use those pool noodles, cutting off slices and then place foot on top and use self sticking wrap.
 

Duckie_mama

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I can take a picture tomorrow morning when I do my rounds and check on her. Unfortunately I have no access to antibiotics.. my local vet doesnt work with ducks and like I mentioned before all avian vets are booked out. I'm wondering if anyone knows of a homeopathic solution or something other than what I'm already doing as it's not cutting it. Was hoping I wasnt going to have to lance and remove the infection again on this poor girl.
 

Duckie_mama

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Well you need antibiotics....Can you take a picture of the foot? I'm not an expert on bumblefoot except that with swelling it's turned pretty serious.
@Isaac 0
@casportpony
@Miss Lydia

Edited to add: My vet said to soak in chlorhexidine..not epsom salts. Also to take pressure off the foot, use those pool noodles, cutting off slices and then place foot on top and use self sticking wrap.
Thank you!
 

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hayley3

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Here are pics of my duck after foot surgery, walking on pool noodles. You should also keep the duck from walking too much..easier said than done, I know.
 

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