Confirmation of bumblefoot.....?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Gerty0630, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Gerty0630

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    We just noticed our female pekin limping today. It’s looking to me like somehow she’s got 2 bumbles in each foot. I’ve not dealt with bumblefoot personally yet. Can someone confirm?
     

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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Early bumbles so with Epsom salt soaks an some clear iodine you might get this under control pretty quick. Do soaks an iodine till you can peel off the scabs easily then you will need to get out the infection. That’s when you’ll need to wrap. To protect till healed.
     
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  3. Gerty0630

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    How many times a day do I soak for? And like 5-10 minutes right?
     
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    1x would be good if you can do it more often then do it.
     
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  5. Gerty0630

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    So basically soak in epsom salt once a day (that’s really all I am able to do) then put clear iodine on until it scans and I can peel off easily. Then I attempt to cut out the bumble?
     
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    I’ve never cut I use sterile tweezers but you might not have to do anything if you soak and use the clear iodine just do that till the scabs come off then post pics of what’s underneath
     
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  7. Gerty0630

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    Do we have an approximation of how long this may take? Regular scanning time? 3-5 days maybe?
     
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  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Maybe a week or less.
     
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  9. Gerty0630

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    Ok thank you so much!! Will update once the scab comes and goes!
     
  10. Duckworth

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    I notice that in the first picture, there is a small brown pointy-looking item protruding from you duck’s foot near the tip of your ring finger. Is it possibly a sticker or splinter? I’m not saying no to bumblefoot and would concur with Miss Lydia about treating it before it progresses, but could the limp be coming from a thorn?
     

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