HOW LONG did it take to cure (heal) bumblefoot please

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by freefly, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. freefly

    freefly Out Of The Brooder

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    I am about two weeks now changing bandages and rubbing ointment on.

    I think about another two weeks will do it.

    My case not to bad so I was luckly to catch it early.

    Just interested in how long other chickens have taken to heal.
     
  2. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

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    hey!!!! i had the worst experience w/ that!!!!! my rooster had bumble foot and it wasn't pretty!!!! I kept him in the house for 6 months or so. had everyone and anyone try to tell me how to cure or treat his foot. did the. what worked for me is i soaked his feet in epsom salt and benedyn w/ warm water twice a day. for 20 min. it helps with the pressure of the swelling. put staph ointment and bandaged it up at nite. during the day he would sit in the living room and watch t.v all day w/ no bandage. till i left over seas for two wks and i came back and it was worse!!! i had a friend live in my house to take care of the animals but she didn't take as good of care of him as me. well to make a long story short i took my favorite animal EVER to the vet and he gave him an overdose of what ever meds he gave him, and he died ten minutes before I got to him. All i wanted was his foot to treat and maybe some suggestions. never will i take another animal to the vet. I treat everyone at home now.
     
  3. freefly

    freefly Out Of The Brooder

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    So sorry about you losing your favourite pet.
    The chicken I am treating is my favorite and she loves all the attention.
    I dont mind putting in the time but i am going over seas in 7 weeks and i hope she is all done by then.
     
  4. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

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    my baby was 16 BIG LBS!!!!! my lil' man would call me from another room. he knew how to get to me. he's the best!!!!!!!! I HOPE EVERYTHING works out for you. have a safe trip. And who ever it is thats going to take care of your babies leave them with CLEAR instructions. thats the best advice I can give
     
  5. freefly

    freefly Out Of The Brooder

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    I think that it is healing so slowwwwwwwly that it might take a long time after all.
    Anyone able to give me a time frame of their bumblefoot healing time
     
  6. vnploveschickens

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  7. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    I was just about to post a link to my thread but Vnploveschickens beat me to it. Thank you. I just sent Freefly a PM but for anyone else interested - I don't do anything else to the foot once I've operated and removed the bumble and cleaned out the foot - other than pack the wound with neosporin and wrap lightly with strips of vetwrap. After about 3-4 days I take off the wrap and check the foot. Normally the incision has scabed over and begun to heal so I leave the bandage off. If for some reason the wound was large and hasn't fully closed up, I wash the foot and sometimes reapply neosporin and rewrap and give it another 3-4 days. I think constant washing and applying ointment might interfere with the healing process. Normally, I don't do anything else except leave it alone and let it heal.

    I think the most important thing is to get it all cleaned out initially. I spend about an hour on the "procedure" of cutting, digging and cleaning out the wound and then I don't have any problems later. In fact, even on hens I've had to sew up from the inside out, including muscles and crops, I don't do anything but let them heal afterwards. They have an amazing healing ability if left alone.
     
  8. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

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    Ok, I have a question about bumblefoot: What if there is no scab? I have a hen that has a major swallon foot but there is no scab. I have been watching her and checking her foot on a regular basis. This has been going on for about 3 weeks and still no scab, but it is slowely getting bigger.
     
  9. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    Quote:If there is no scab it could be an injury or something else. Depends on where it was swollen. If it's healing I would just let it be.
     
  10. dorothymcd

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    I so agree with you about the vet. I had a cat that I brought in labor. She delivered one kitten at my home but was having issues with the rest. The vet took out her uterus and the other 5 kittens and then sent me home with everyone (because it was Friday night i had to revive 2 dead kittens myself). Long story short mom died that night at home, and so did all 5 kittens we revived. The only kitten that survived was the one that did not go to the vet! Next story I have a Silkie hen, when she was 1 month old she sprained her ankle, i took her to vet to see if they can fix. They put her on a 8+ week plan where i went in weekly for then to wrap her leg up strait like in a cast, they also "readjusted' the leg 2 times. I paid $600+, kept her isolated and in pain from the re-adjustments for almost 3 months only in the end for her messed up foot that she used to get around to be more of a problem then when we started. When she first got hurt she bent her leg and used it as a crutch. She got around fine but limped a lot...After the dr 8+ week treatment isolation pain and a lot of money she now has to hoop on one leg because the bad leg is strait stiff she cant bend it so she has to lift it and hold it in the air when she hops.. Thanks to the vet her crutch is now her luggage she may have healed on her own or at least had better quality of life if it was not for the vet i trusted with her life!
    I have one more.. I had a baby quail that slit its throat by putting his head threw the hardwire cloth. It was bad no skin and i knew it would die in pain. I took it to the vet to put down but the vet said it was not that bad and I should put some cream on it daily (cream cost $80). The vet wanted to send me home with the cream and bill but i insisted they clean wound and apply cream to it. They cleaned wond, did not want to put down (because that was cheaper for me) no wrapping nothing sent me home and said to care for it. That poor baby died 6 hours later. So do I still go to vets? yes if i must but if i can try to fix it on my own i will not because its a lot of money but because they don't always make it better...
     

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