bumblefoot removal aftercare?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Moody Broody, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. Moody Broody

    Moody Broody Out Of The Brooder

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    Unfortunately, the other day i found bumblefoot on one of my beautiful isa browns. They were very large and on both feet. I could never put her down, so after hours of research I figured that I would remove them surgically, it seems that this was the most effective choice recomended by many blogs. It all went well, despite feeling sick at the monstrosity of a 'kernel' that I removed from her feet. They were the largest I have seen, even on the Internet.
    Anyway for the past two days, I have been cleaning the surrounding area on the foot, changing her dressings and reapplying ointment twice a day (morning, and late afternoon), as well as cleaning her cage and changing the towels.
    Am I doing this right, or does anyone have any recommendations for what I should be doing as well?
    Help appreciated :)
     
  2. sferle

    sferle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    neosporn , there is a product called Blue Kote , I used this bandaged the foot reapplied every day , she was walking on her foot inless then a week , even put it on her back where she molted and the sun had burned her skin, warning , it stains don't get it on your close or hands, you cna buy it at tsc
     
  3. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    It sounds like you are doing everything right. Since dealing with bumblefoot in the past, I've found extra depth to shavings on the floor, in addition to roosts around 18" off the floor for large breeds prevent that problem. Some brands of pine shavings have too many splinters, so find a brand that is good quality. Very dirty litter remaining unchanged for long periods of time and retaining moisture are also a cause from what I've read.
     
  4. Moody Broody

    Moody Broody Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! :)
    I have just recently cleaned out the coop very well and have checked the perches, after discovering the bumblefoot. :)
     
  5. Moody Broody

    Moody Broody Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the suggestion, I will keep that in mind :)
     
  6. barney five

    barney five New Egg

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    I have a rooster who had bumblefoot on both feet and i did the removal on both feet by cutting both feet and removing all plugs and several kernels and puss out the removal was simple and seemed to went well. Ive cleaned them with betadine solution and applied green goo and veterycin each time i did dressing changes we r on day five after the surgery can someome plz tell me how long i need to do dressing changes i need to know when it can be left uncovered he is also is in a cage off the ground so he has no way of getting dirt in them, Any help is appreciated thanks
     

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