Diedie

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jun 4, 2011
20
0
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My rooster has bumblefoot. The vet gave him antibiotics but it is not working. Any advise.
 

Anianna

Songster
9 Years
Feb 28, 2010
959
15
143
N/E of Richmond, VA
You can soak the affected foot in Tricide-Neo powder, labeled for fish, 5 minutes a day for about a week or so to treat the sores. Use nitrile or latex gloves so you don't get any on yourself. See this thread for more info.
 

howfunkyisurchicken

Crowing
8 Years
Apr 11, 2011
9,281
800
351
Tn
For bumblefoot, I think you have to actually open the sore and remove the core. I've never had to treat for it, but I've seen alot of pics and such on here. The core looks like a black kernel of corn, pretty nasty. But I'm certainly no expert- good luck!
 

Diedie

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jun 4, 2011
20
0
32
I have small chicks. Must they be separated from the rooster.
 

Diedie

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jun 4, 2011
20
0
32
The vet cut it open and only blood came out. I have tried everything but nothing seems to work.
 

RhodeIslandRedFan

Songster
10 Years
Dec 10, 2009
751
7
131
Central PA
Perhaps your vet should try another antibiotic?? My hen had bumblefoot last year. I soaked her foot every day for 2 weeks in Tricide-Neo, and the only effect was that her bumblefoot got worse. IMO Tricide-Neo is a waste of money. I was lucky enough to find an avian vet, who prescribed the antibiotic Cephalexin for 21 days. It worked. He recommended no surgery on her foot due to the risk of introducing further infection and complications . Months later, the dead necrotic material inside her foot worked its way to the surface, where I was able to pull it out with tweezers. Because it left a hole, I used Neosporin on her foot and wrapped it with VetWrap for a week until it closed. It has been several months and her foot is good as new, no evidence of active bumblefoot. Cephalexin works. Again, it has been my experience that Tricide-Neo is expensive and a waste of money.
 

howfunkyisurchicken

Crowing
8 Years
Apr 11, 2011
9,281
800
351
Tn
Quote:This is icky- but sometimes you have to dig for the core. There's usually some nasty cheesy junk inside that you also have to dig out.....
 

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