Can this foot be saved?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cree57i, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. cree57i

    cree57i Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    This rooster cut his toe somehow 8 days ago. I put him in a cage by himself and have been alternating vetricyn gel and blue spray. The awful looking scab came off 2 days ago and the flesh around it looked pink and healthy. Today it is grayish and I can see ?a tendon. He is such a great, patient, gentle australorp he is definitely worth trying to save. What do you guys think after 8 days treatment. Should I be using something else? I have backed way off on the blue spray because it seemed to hurt him and have been mainly using vetricyn the last 2 days.[​IMG]
     
  2. ernie85017

    ernie85017 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the foot swollen? Hard to tell from the picture. Could you try again?
     
  3. TaraBellaBirds

    TaraBellaBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a smell coming from the area? A better pic would help!
     
  4. cree57i

    cree57i Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    The toe looks swollen but not the foot. There isn't an odor. [​IMG]. He knows when he sees me that I am going to do something to that foot so we play keep away. I hope this pic is better. [​IMG]
     
  5. TaraBellaBirds

    TaraBellaBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like some sort of puncture wound. I would say it looks like it is healing.
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Epsom salts warm soaks to his foot once a day may help in healing. Neosporin ointment also may help to heal it until the skin grows back together. I hope he gets along okay.
     
  7. cree57i

    cree57i Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Thank you for the encouragement. He is my nicest rooster.
     
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  9. Free Feather

    Free Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    How is he doing?
     
  10. cree57i

    cree57i Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I just started letting him out of the cage this week. You can still see what looks like a tendon in the wound. I thought maybe he needs to get out and use it to get better blood supply. He acts like he feels ok. I used some Silvadene cream and betadine on him after I stopped using Vetricyn gel. He still has a major hole in his toe, but it may look a bit better since he is scratching around (and back with a couple of hens). Thank you so much for asking. He is my best tempered roo.
     

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