Foot abcess

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MissChicken, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. MissChicken

    MissChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Sultan rooster has a strange abcess- like bump on his foot. I don't think it's just swollen from a feather being pulled out... Should I cut it open and drain it? Or should I leave it alone? Also, is it contagious?




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  2. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks almost like ingrown feather that got infected. I would see if the blackened part would come off and any puss or discharge will come out. Then use antibiotic ointment on it for a few days to allow it to heal.
     

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