Bumblefoot Treatment and Broken Leg Feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hawsegal, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

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    Quote:yes they roost on the 2's
     
  2. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

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    Quote:i would keep it bandaged but i think you have to do the treatment twice a day.
     
  3. Hawsegal

    Hawsegal In the Brooder

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    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 [​IMG] Here's hoping that it works again! (not that the rain is helping matters!)
     
  4. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    Georgia
    Did your vet say to open the foot up? Or to pull the scab like things off the bottom before soaking!
     
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    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 [​IMG] 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...
     
  6. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    Georgia
    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?
     
  7. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Quote:I'm hoping to see drainage when I check my girls bandages [​IMG] 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.
     
  8. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    Georgia
    Haha! Is that the right dosage for a chicken? I should order some.
     
  9. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

  10. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    Georgia
    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.
     

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