how to cure bumblefoot??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ellco505, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. ellco505

    ellco505 New Egg

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    my chicken has had bumblefoot for the past 2-3 weeks. he is in the house and we are soaking it and putting antibiotic ointment in it and wrapping it everyday. we also got an oral antibiotic from the vet. it has gotten a little better but nothing amazing. he still wont put weight on it. we dont want to cut into it. what next? please help!!!!!
     
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    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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  3. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    do you have pics?? there are many different ways to treat it, what i do is to get some ichthamol ointment- it is a drawing salve, they use it with horses to draw stones out, anyway, i give the bird a foot soak, then dab the salve on the spot, wrap in gauze and duck tape, vet wrap comes off too easy, then i give them 250mg of fishflex(cephelexin) is an antibiotic you can get at pet stores, give that for 2 weeks, change the bandage every day, the infection should pop out- it will come close to the surface and squeeze it out, when that is out, pack with neosporin. hope that hasn't confused you- if you can't find ichthamol, use can make a paste of sugar and betadine and use that.
     

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