Bumblefoot? Please say no, lol.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Quackers Mama, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. Quackers Mama

    Quackers Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just last night I noticed this little scab on Quackers' foot. He's not limping or anything, I only noticed it because I had picked him up last night & laid him on his back in my lap (which I found out he doesn't like lol). I've read threads about Bumblefoot, so of course as a first time duck mama I'm concerned. He does walk on hardwood floors all day. Should I just keep an eye on it? Or do something, & if so what do you suggest?
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  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sure looks like the beginning of bumblefoot alright...a good thing you've caught it in such an early stage.
     
  3. Quackers Mama

    Quackers Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What can I do to prevent it from getting worse?
     
  4. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    some have posted lately about using an iodine and sugar paste and wrapping it with gauze and vet wrap..letting it draw the bumble out. Seems like that would be a good one to try since it is so small.
     
  6. MrsQuack

    MrsQuack Out Of The Brooder

    Our vet gave us this purple spray for our Cayuga's when we rescued them... Its for pink eye, and wounds.... Sprayed once a day for a week and both ducks were completely healed.
     
  7. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks like one that may have already healed. It wouldn't hurt to spray it with Terramycin or cetrigen to prevent infection.
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Is it actually called Purple spray? or is there another name for it?
     
  9. MrsQuack

    MrsQuack Out Of The Brooder


    No I can't remember what it's called sorry, but it's for all livestock. I'm in a huge farming area
     
  10. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Are we talking about gentian violet?
     

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