Duck with Bumblefoot (Warning Viewer Discretion Is Advised)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DiamondSwan, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. DiamondSwan

    DiamondSwan Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok, so we picked the scab and couldn't see much underneath. I'm using the triple antibiotic and using a bandage between soakings. I've got him on a schedule now, spoiled ducky lol. I held him down while my mom was picking at his foot. He had his neck on my shoulder the entire time and he would nibble on my hair occasionally. [​IMG]
     
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

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    Sounds like he is in good hands. Must not have been too painful either. Let us know how it looks tomorrow.
     
  3. DiamondSwan

    DiamondSwan Overrun With Chickens

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    K :)
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    I think there is more pus in there.

    -Kathy
     
  5. DiamondSwan

    DiamondSwan Overrun With Chickens

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    I hope not :(
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

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    @casportpony what do you recommend to get it out? Other than a vet in case that isn't an option here.
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    If he were mine I would make the hole on the bottom of the foot larger and check for more pus. If I didn't find more pus there, I would make a hole on the top and look around.

    -Kathy
     
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    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

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    Thanks K, this is sure not for the squeamish . So a sharp scalpel would be needed. Wouldn't there be alot of blood?
     
  9. casportpony

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    Items I would have:

    Sharp, sterile scalpel
    Sterile water or saline
    Chlorhexadine or betadine
    Gauze pads
    Gauze rolls
    Vetwrap
    Antibiotics
    Stypic powder

    This is probably not a task for just anyone. Anyone trying it would need to read up on wound care and look at pictures of how vets wrap this sort of wound.

    -Kathy
     
  10. DiamondSwan

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    Oh dear, I come back and you guys are planning a huge surgery! Ok, so if I take him to the vet, any idea how much it will cost? Because I'm probably gonna have to pay for this. [​IMG]
     

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