Help! Bumblefoot or Calluses? Normal?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by littlepip, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. littlepip

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    Hi, I noticed my pekin duck starting to limp, and once I looked at his foot, I saw what LOOKED like a callus, but then when researching bumblefoot it was hard to distinguish if that's what it was. Can you guys post pictures of what calluses look like and what's normal? Thanks! I'll post pictures tomorrow.
     
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  3. littlepip

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    my poor duck also happened to break his nail, on top of the fact that he might have bumblefoot. :( I made him a cozy little nest with food and water in front of him so he doesn't have to get up to drink. I'm thinking we need to do surgery since it looks pretty bad. here's a pic:
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    I know how to do the surgery, but is it needed? Please help me! I can't lose him!
     
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    You can start with doing some daily soaks in warm Epsom salts for 30 minutes to the feet. I would rather someone with duck experience, such as @Miss Lydia give advice on the surgery. I am more familiar with doing it on chickens.
     
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  6. littlepip

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    @Miss Lydia does this look like bumblefoot? we ended up trying surgery to see what was inside, and if it was hard and "cottage cheese" like. it only bled, and there were no corns to pull out. I'm thinking (assuming his feet are just callused) he might have sprained his leg getting out of the kiddie pool. we can take him to a poultry vet, but we don't have any close by. are there any pain relievers to help with his pain?
     
  7. Miss Lydia

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    @littlepip what did you open? Middle toe looks like that maybe bumble. Big places look like over grown skin. There Is another name for it can't remember.
     
  8. littlepip

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    @Miss Lydia I'll try to get better pictures. the heel and outer toes look similar to a "cauliflower wart". I don't know if ducks can get warts, but that's what it looks like. the middle toe was opened, and it didn't seem to be a bumble. Can overgrown skin really look like this? would it cause him to limp, or does he have a sprain?
     
  9. littlepip

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    the bumbles will get bigger right? should we wait a week, or possibly take him to a vet?
     
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  10. Miss Lydia

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    If a vet is feasible by all means. They can examine the foot figure what’s bumble what isn’t. Treat if necessary. I just recently took one of my Runners to the vet with a bumble. She was out on antibiotic and Metacam for inflammation. If bumble are big enough an with a core big enough they can cause limping but the limping could also be from a sprain. Keep him confined for a few days an see if the limping improves then you’ll know
     

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