Duck can't walk

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jfishfam, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. jfishfam

    jfishfam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our pekin suddenly can't walk. She was fine around 3:30, but by 5:00 she couldn't walk. When I looked at her foot we thought it was bumble foot. When we tried "minor" surgery to drain it all we got was blood, kind of watery. We soaked it in epson salts, used antibiotics (topical and internal), and wrapped the foot with vet wrap. I am going to try to post a picture of of her foot.[​IMG]
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    You're doing everything you possibly could to deal with bumblefoot. They do make special duck shoes to treat it. I'm not sure if Nettie still makes them.
     
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  3. jfishfam

    jfishfam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does bumble foot make it so they can't walk? I thought if we drained it it would drain infection. Is it normal to drain blood?
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Sometimes yes it can cause walking issues. Also a little bit of blood while draining is normal. If it starts bleeding persistently I would stop treatment and stop the bleeding.
     

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