Bumblefoot or something else?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by purpledonna, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. purpledonna

    purpledonna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2009
    Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
    1) What type of bird , age and weight.
    Hen aged approx 26weeks

    2) What is the behavior, exactly.
    Limping and holding her leg up.

    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?
    Off and on for a couple of weeks... seems to improve and then gets worse again

    4) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.

    no... no swelling, cuts, redness... tonight I noticed a small mark on the underside of her foot... dark in colour....blackish...Bumblefoot??

    5) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.

    6) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.

    Nothing wrong with her appetite! She is still the boss of the hen house! She is alert and inquisitive just not able to walk well!

    7) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.

    Normal although she had a dirty bottom tonight.... we have had extremely hot weather the last few days and she has gotten into the water bath quite a bit!

    8) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?

    Aspirin, garlic in brown rice, ACV (routine), washed her tonight to clean her bottom!

    9 ) 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 try to treat her myself at the moment.

    10) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.

    This shows how she is hiding her left foot off the ground. She goes between limping and hopping. She is slightly wet as she had just had a bath. Will try and get one of the underside of her foot in the daylight.

    Last edited: Dec 31, 2009
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    this may be a 2 person job.. but pick her up so that you can see the bottoms of her feet. You may have to bathe her foot to get it really clean. if the foot is just darkish but there is no actual break in the pad of the foot then I would think its not bumblefoot. If you run your finger over the pad area of the foot and feel a scab then it very well may be bumble foot. and there is a lot of information about bumblefoot on here and many many have dont their own surgeries to correct it
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2009
  3. purpledonna

    purpledonna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2009
    Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
    Thanks..will investigate further in the morning when it is brighter....

    Happy New Year! [​IMG]

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