Help with Bumblefoot...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by noahsgeese, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. noahsgeese

    noahsgeese Border Collie

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    I think that this is bumblefoot and I need some information on it!
    Here is her foot:
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    She also has a lot of skin missing from her head? Her is a picture of that?
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    Thanks!

    noahsgeese
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    There are lots and LOTS of posts about bumblefoot. From what I could tell, your hen does have it.

    As for the head, that's probably a result of pecking. One of our BA got like that and is fine now that she's older, though the feathers haven't grown back. She lays massive eggs, which is great.
     
  3. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OUCH!

    I've heard that the best antibiotic to give is injectable Pennicilin G, given intramuscularly in the side of the breast. There is info on this somewhere on the page linked from my sig.

    As inflamed as that looks, you might also end up wanting to soak in warm water with Epsom salts, lance and drain pus if possible (It can sometimes be almost impossible to find a pus pocket even with multiple tries. But your hen's foot looks swollen tight enough in some spots that you might be able to locate one successfully.), and/or apply Neosporin to absorb through the skin and wrap with bandage (Be sure to change bandage every 2-3 days at least).

    Best wishes!
     
  4. noahsgeese

    noahsgeese Border Collie

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    Is it a virus? Does it spread?
     
  5. noahsgeese

    noahsgeese Border Collie

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    Ok, I went to southern states today and all they had was just penecillan so I got that! I need to know how to do it and where to do it also! Also, Is penecillan the same a penecillan G or is it sufficent??? Also is it for poultry? And do I give it to her by weight???Also how many times do I give it to her?

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2010
  6. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Click on the "Poultry Orthopedics" link in my sig line. You will find instructions on the webpage for using Penicillin. I think it's either under a Bumblefoot or Scaley Leg section.
     
  7. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You just want to make sure it isn't the "long-acting" (48 hours) kind. If the label doesn't say to only give it every other day, it is probably a fine kind to use. The label will usually just mention cattle, but it is fine for chickens.
    I would give it to her a minimum of 5 days in a row or up to a maximum of maybe 8 or 9 days. It might improve effectiveness if you can break the dose down and give 1/2 dose in 2 injections each day the first 2-3 days, but it isn't essential.
    Dose per weight info is listed on linked webpage.
     
  8. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Kanga77510

    Kanga77510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I've been using it with good results. It's a long process though.
     
  10. Kanga77510

    Kanga77510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And I've found bumbles on the toes to be especially hard to get rid of. Good luck, the best thing to do is open it up with a razor blade and get that puss out. Getting the puss out gets rid of the infection and makes the foot heal quicker. I wish you strong stomach, my friend.
     

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