It really is quite frustrating. And more than anything it concerns me because I cannot bear to see anything happen to Brownie. So, glad to hear that your roo is recovering and yes, boots seem to be the only solution! I'm unable to get the delivered in my area unfortunatelyI have a roo that has bumblefoot for the third time, so I know how frustrating it is. I think because their feet are bigger and there is more tissue that maybe it contributes to it being worse to get rid of, and the heavier weight puts more strain on their feet particularly when jumping. Last time around it took over a year for my roo to heal, current treatments have been going on for about 3 months, it's slowly, slowly getting smaller. This time for him, sugardine is the only thing that has worked at all. If I finally manage to get rid of this one I'm considering putting him in a boot 24/7 to help protect his feet. http://www.hensaver.com/Birdy-Bootie.html
Both of those look like they need to be cleaned out again. Frustrating, I know.
We tried to find pool noodle foam yesterday, but couldn't in our local markets. I'll see if I can find some other foam material which is as soft.For the sugardine, since a bumble is relatively small (in comparison to what would be used on a horse) I just pack the hole with sugar as best I can getting as much in there as possible and put one or two drops of betadine on top. It wicks in well. Changed my roo's bandage yesterday and it's almost healed up, next bandage change I will get a picture for you. I don't have a before picture, but he looked worse than your roo's feet.
If you have the ability to purchase a similar dense but thin foam there as it looks like the booties are made of, you might be able to cobble together a boot yourself that would work. I have used pool noodle foam, cut to size and then wrapped with co-wrap to make donut dressings to keep pressure off of points of injury in the past, something like that might work. Just make sure it's nothing that could be swallowed if it came off. Looks are much less important than whether it works or not.
Oh my! I didn't know that there was a bumblefoot like that! Thank you for telling me! How did your roo heal from it?Not fun
Is there a way you can put something on the hard floors he jumps onto so he doesn't land hard? Or can his perch get lowered?
I used to have a roo whose bumblefoot was caused by friction from a too-high and hard-to-grasp ledge he perched on, & the big jump down from that. It was frustrating trying to make progress when I couldn't move him out of that coop for a long time.
He had the callous type of bumblefoot, which has no internal kernel.
He's doing okay.. has stopped jumping though I fear my words may jinx it -_-Here are my pictures, sorry for the delay, very busy week!
First pic is of the current bumblefoot, nearly healed. Sugardine treatments only. We are about 3.5 months in and it's looking very good. This was taken immediately after the bandage was removed, so foot not cleaned up yet. You can kind of see the difference in tissue color around the original margins:
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This is the other foot which was really, really bad first go around. You can see the scarring. He also has probable nerve damage in this foot which is why I think he keeps re-injuring it. He will be getting booties soon. He gets around fine, does all his rooster stuff, but the one toe (bottom of the picture) just doesn't work right. The infection had started to migrate up the toe. He roosts but not correctly so I check his breast bone regularly for rubbing. This foot got cleaned and wrapped today too, since he's managed to get two injuries on it again:
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Hope your roo is doing OK.