Help! Baby is limping, and has a swollen leg! What is it?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Iluvmypeeps, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. Iluvmypeeps

    Iluvmypeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my baby quails is limping, after three days of treatment for what looked like a vitamin B deficiency. Now, his foot is getting very swollen and he's babying it even more. Is this bumblefoot? If so, how would I go about treating it? Will it leave permanent damage behind? Please help!
     
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  2. Iluvmypeeps

    Iluvmypeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much!

    But the stuff for fish is extremely expensive. Nobody really said how effective some of the treatments were; I'm dying to know if there's anything I already have that I could use.
     
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  3. dawg53

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    I used tricide neo and had success with some of the smaller bumblefoot sores shrinking and disappearing/falling off. However, with the larger cases it was more time consuming....more than 2 weeks worth of soaking that I didnt have time for. It was easier to perform the foot surgery and and have their feet healed up within a week, and have them on their way. There are plenty of posts on here on how to perform the surgery...just type in "bumblefoot surgery" in the search box and you should get plenty of info on how to do it. If that's what you want to do.
     
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  4. Iluvmypeeps

    Iluvmypeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a question; can you soak the foot in diluted peroxide to kill some of the bacteria?
     
  5. Sillystunt

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    no.........i wouldn't! And it is effective but surgery is another option. If left untreated the bird will get sick and eventually die. It's a staph infection................

    that's if it is that...............does it have something on bottom of the foot. It might have just hurt it's foot and is limping. Chickens i would buy the fish stuff...........it's 20 bucks, thats not alot of $$. Quail i would do something else.......................
     
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  6. Iluvmypeeps

    Iluvmypeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do something else? Like what??

    I'm almost sure it's Bumblefoot. It's really swollen, and especially in the ball of the foot.
     
  7. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    Quote:Do something else? Like what??

    I'm almost sure it's Bumblefoot. It's really swollen, and especially in the ball of the foot.

    there would be a scab...........is there a scab? I would cull................ just my personal preference. NOT suggesting it!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. dawg53

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    If there's a round black spot on the bottom of the footpad or on the botton of their toes....that's bumblefoot.
     
  9. Iluvmypeeps

    Iluvmypeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't find a black spot, and now it's driving me crazy that this might not be Bumblefoot. [​IMG]

    What do I do if it isn't Bumblefoot??
     
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