Drawing Salve for Bumblefoot?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sbhkma, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. sbhkma

    sbhkma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Although I don't have a bird with bumblefoot, I do have one with a broken toe (I suspect a horse stepped on her). But it got me looking at bumblefoot and I was wondering if folks ever use a drawing salve like Ichthammol? I see some folks using sugardine, so got to thinking - why not ichthammol as well? I keep it on hand all the time, since we have mesquite here and those thorns can cause all sorts of problems!
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    Ichthammol is fine. I use something for horses called Magnapaste. It's Epsom salts in a gel and I wrap their foot with it. I think there are several drawing salves out there, I think they all work.
  4. sbhkma

    sbhkma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok thanks folks! I was just wondering since I always have ichthammol on hand.

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