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Can a bee sting in duck foot cause infection?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mudbillkisses, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. Mudbillkisses

    Mudbillkisses Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 21, 2016
    My ancona duck just got stung by a bee last week. She couldn't walk on it that day much. We removed the stinger less than an hour after it happened once we realized what was causing her sudden lameness. We put some disinfectant on it. The next day she was back to her normal self. Just today she hasn't been as active and has been sitting down more often and limping when she walks. It seems it's the same foot that's bothering her. This is the first time any of my ducks have been stung. Can it cause a systemic infection? I'm not sure why she'd be limping if it wasn't tied to getting stung. Any thoughts would be very much appreciated!
  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

  3. Mudbillkisses

    Mudbillkisses Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 21, 2016
    Thank you @Teila - I didn't realize that! I haven't posted a lot on the forum and I'm still getting used to navigating.
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great links already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Have you checked the bottom of her foot, for bumblefoot, which may be the original cause of her problem? Put "bumblefoot," in the search box above, so you can check out the symptoms and treatment.
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Good advice!!

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