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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hawsegal, Jun 13, 2010.
Quote:yes they roost on the 2's
Quote:i would keep it bandaged but i think you have to do the treatment twice a day.
Called and spoke with my vet today. He said for me to put the chickies on pine pellets to keep the moisture off their feet, and also to remove the bandages since it was holding moisture against the skin.
Also, I was given a mixture of DMSO, Baytril and banamine to assist in the swelling and agitation of the wound. I was also told to soak in a strong epsom salt bath for 10-15 minutex 1x daily. The solution is applied topically and absorbs very readily. He has had success with treating bumblefoot with this solution before Here's hoping that it works again! (not that the rain is helping matters!)
Did your vet say to open the foot up? Or to pull the scab like things off the bottom before soaking!
Oh Lordy...I can empathize too!! I just did my first attempt at treating bumblefoot this morning...my stomach was queasy!! I soaked in Epsom salts first, then cut the plug out. I tried to get as much firm and liquid stuff out as I could, but I was afraid to dig too much or to squeeze too hard, so I'm sure I left a lot of infection in there I put a little antibiotic cream on the opening and gauzed the area. I also gave her 250 mg of amoxicillin. I think I could have gotten more out, but those danged gloves didn't allow as much fine motor movement as I needed...
I've been reading SO many bumblefoot postings recently on here. I wonder why??? I hate to say it, but misery loves company, so I'm glad to hear of other's experiences to help me figure out different things to try...
I reopened my girls bandages this morning. I think it looks better and you can tell more drained out. One area still has infection that I'll need to get out. This has been quite an experience. Did you get amoxicillin through your vet?
Quote:I'm hoping to see drainage when I check my girls bandages tomorrow. I don't think I did a good job wrapping her foot up, so may need to redo it this evening. I ordered amoxicillin caps (250 mg) from First State Vet. Supply, online. I tried slipping a capsule into a grape to see if she'd just gulp it down, but she managed to eat the grape but NOT the capsule. So I cut it open and mixed the contents into a small spoon of yogurt.
Haha! Is that the right dosage for a chicken? I should order some.
Quote:According to their article: http://www.firststatevetsupply.com/poultry-health/bumblefoot.html I think I pasted this link onto your thread too. I bought the amoxicillin and the doxycycline, which is also recommended. But I'm trying the amoxicillin first.
You probably did send it to me. I've just read so much I can't keep anything straight. I'm going to order the amoxicillin tonight. I have the fish dip arriving tomorrow. I may start that on my other girl that has a minor case.