Bumps on bottom of ducklings' feet - Graphic pic

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LadyAmanda, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. LadyAmanda

    LadyAmanda Hatching

    Jun 17, 2016
    I have recently acquired some ducklings about 2-3 weeks of age. One of the little guys passed away last night. That was when I found the bumps on the bottom of the feet. When I checked the others, they all have similar issues with their feet. Any idea what it is and how to treat it? I have been working with ducks for quite a while and never encountered this before.[​IMG]
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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Amiga over on the duck thread may know more about this than I do. My thoughts are that it is bumblefoot or foot pad dermatitis, a staphylococcal infection through breaks in the skin from wet and soiled bedding. I would soak the feet in epsom salts water or in betadine and water. The core of pus may need to be removed. Below are photos of bumblefoot in ducks. Here is a good link--scroll down the page to treatment: http://duckdvm.com/condition/bumblefoot

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