- May 30, 2011
I have a very tame hen that I have been treating for bumble foot for months. I have read hours worth of "cure all's" none have worked. I have had a vet treat her with Tetracycline with no improvement. I have talked with people who have been successful treating this horrible disease. But in all honesty, I really don't believe there is a cure. I have tried at least twenty or these so called "cures" without luck. At this point I have just about given up on the antibotics. Her foot is very swollen. I have opened the scab three times there is no puss only blood. I have used all the recommended soaks, also the iodine and sugar treatment,along with numerous salves. This morning as a last ditch effort I started using Trimethoprim/Sulfa powder. One and a half teaspoons to a gallon of spring water. It is supposed to treat forms of staph infections. I am hoping this is the magic bullet I am searching for. Has anyone used this treatment and what were the results?