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Bumblefoot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lollie508, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. Lollie508

    Lollie508 Chirping

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    Please help I think my hen has bumblefoot. I have done a little research on it I'm not very confident with performing the surgery. She is not limping, but there is a red abses on her toe. It almost looks like her toe is broken. Any tips? Also if I were to take her to a vet how much would the surrey cost?
     

  2. thechxwhisperer

    thechxwhisperer Songster

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    Bumblefoot” is the term used to describe an infection on a chicken’s foot; it is referred to as “plantar pododermatitis” by medical professionals. Bumblefoot is characterized by swelling, sometimes redness and often a characteristic black or brown scab on the bottom of the foot. Left untreated, serious cases of bumblefoot can be fatal as the infection can spread to other tissues and bones.​

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    I don't think your hen has Bumblefoot. Do you have a picture?
     
  3. Lollie508

    Lollie508 Chirping

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    Yes, but I'm not really sure how to post it.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

  5. Lollie508

    Lollie508 Chirping

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    Thank you miss Lydia I will post a picture of my hens foot tomorrow.:)
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

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  7. Lollie508

    Lollie508 Chirping

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    Sorry, I totally forgot, but will try to post pictures soon!
     

  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    In the mean time if you can try soaking her feet in some nice warm Epsom salt water, but make sure if it's cold outside that she is dry before putting her back out. Post pic as soon as you can because you don't want to let bumble get out of control.
     

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