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Bumblefoot (Photo)Severe: please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by stacibful, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. stacibful

    stacibful Out Of The Brooder

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    My 2 year old RIR roo has a sever case of bumblefoot. I recently adopted him from another farmer and noticed he had large feet. We thought they were just malformed from previous fights with offer roosters. We've been treating him with penicillin and duramycin. I clean the site every other day by soaking in betadine and epsom salt, then peroxide, finally I cover with gauze and wrap with vet tape. Today looks better but it's still pretty bad. Is there anything else I should be doing? Any advice? I don't have high hopes that it's going to get much better. TIA
     
  2. stacibful

    stacibful Out Of The Brooder

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    Bumping because I'd really like some advice
     
  3. JensChickies

    JensChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the only way to get rid of that is to do the bumble foot surgery. That's pretty big and looks like it's been around for a while. I would do the surgery if he were mine. I have had s bumble foot hen that I have been battling for atleast a year.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    You might also do some research on bacterial arthritis and mycoplasma synoviae in chickens, just in case it isn't simply bumblefoot.
     
  5. stacibful

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    How would I do the surgery? I wouldn't even know where to start with an open wound of this size. It's open on the bottom of his foot as well. There is a vet at a college but they're 2 hours away
     
  6. JensChickies

    JensChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Google bumble foot surgery. The Chicken Chick has YouTube videos that I used. It's a very large bumble (if that's what It is) it's going to need serious wound care once you are done. You need to separate him for it to heal. You want to keep everything as sterile/ clean as possible and wear gloves when you do it. Before doing the surgery, I would research what eggcessive said.
     
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  7. JensChickies

    JensChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1010427/uuugggg-bumble-foot

    Here is the link to my bumble foot thread that I started last year. It has some helpful info in it. With my hen, she had multiple areas and in a later surgery I ended up cutting on the top of the foot between this toes to get a chunk out. So it's ok to do different areas if you think you can get the bumble. Also I clean cut heals better and faster....just something I learned from all the surgeries.
     
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  8. stacibful

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    I'm atleast 90% positive it's bumble. Each site had the tell-tale black scabs. The other foot had it as well but is healing very nicely. I have taken tweezers and gotten out so much cheesy stuffy. I'm afraid I'm going to nip a bone or a nerve. I'm assuming I would take a scalpel and cut away as much as I can?
     
  9. stacibful

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    Let me add too that his behavior (besides limping) is normal. He crows all day, eating, drinking, and is still getting some from his girls :) he's such a good guy. We pick him up, pet him. I just love him to pieces.
     
  10. Eggcessive

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    It's better to cut into it or around the scab, and then squeeze in every direction to get the pus or plug out.
     

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