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bumblefoot?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Old Mortality, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. Old Mortality

    Old Mortality New Egg

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    Hi,

    One of my coturnix quail has a problem at the feet, which I think is bumblefoot.

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    and the other foot:

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    There is also a peculiar bump on both sides of one of the knees.
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    I have soaked them in Epsom salts, and then put on Viaderm-K.C. cream (corticosteroid, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal) daily for about 2 weeks now, but there is no obvious improvement.

    I have read the post about the 'how I fixed my quail's bumblefoot' on this forum, which recommends Duramycin-10 Tetracycline Hydrochloride soluble powder, but I cannot find that here in New Zealand.

    What do you recommend I do for this quail?

    many thanks for your help,


    Michel
     
  2. Ameraucanas

    Ameraucanas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. That's bumblefoot, alright. I recommend you take him to the vet right away. If you want, you can p.m, me your location, and I can help find a pretty good vet. If, however, you have a financial or other problem with that, tell me, and I'll help you figure out what to do from there. One of our girls had bumblefoot, so I have experience treating it. Good luck!
    -Ameraucanas
     
  3. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm just taking a guess, but perhaps the infection is in the knee joints as well now?

    Do you keep this bird on wire? I haven't heard of any foot problems from birds not kept on wire.

    If it's kept on wire and continuing to be kept on wire that's likely why it isn't healing. There's a risk of infecting other birds if they have cuts and it might be how the knee joints got that way? Not sure about that :eek:

    With our chicken (our only experience with bumblefoot) we had to dig in to it a few times and bandage it then soak it and clean and repeat for weeks but it didn't look nearly as bad as your poor little bird :O we think she got it from jumping off the 8 foot high coop roof all the time [​IMG]
     
  4. Old Mortality

    Old Mortality New Egg

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    Thank you for your help. She is not on a wire. The quails have hay inside, and earth outside. Right now, this particular quail is in a box in the house, on teatowels.
    With best regards,

    Michel
     
  5. Old Mortality

    Old Mortality New Egg

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    Hi,

    Thank you for your help. I can take her to the vet, but I just don't expect very much of it, as I am not sure vets know very much about quails or birds. I am in Dunedin, NZ.
    Thank you again,

    Michel
     
  6. cshma11

    cshma11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe ask for advice on the emergencies/injuries forum? It could be as simple as giving a few antibiotic injections and taking care of the bumblefoot.
     

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