How to cure this bumblefoot

Bryce Thomas

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The black scab is bumblefoot and I need to know how to cure it. I think I am going to:

Soak the feet in water with epsom salts for a couple minutes to make the foot and scab softer(yes ik about not letting the chicken drink the water its sitting in)
Then pull off the cab then clean it out thoroughly with the tweezers removing infected tissue and pus
Rinse out the wound with water
Put neosporin in it
Band-aid it but not to tight so the foot can breathe easy

Will that work?
 

Isaac 0

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It sounds like you have the hang of what general bumblefoot treatment consists of. In addition to the treatment, you should also focus on addressing any current predisposing factors inducing the bumblefoot development.
Oftentimes, this will be smoothing rough perches, adding softer bedding material in the run, etc.

Antibiotics

Are you suggesting systemic, or topical antibiotics?
 

topochico225

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Your plan sounds good! I use Mupirocin antibiotic cream on my bumblefoot surgeries, and it clears it up extremely well. I got it from my mom when she had a sebaceous cyst. It's Rx only, unfortunately, so I have to make it last.
 

R.J.

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It sounds like you have the hang of what general bumblefoot treatment consists of. In addition to the treatment, you should also focus on addressing any current predisposing factors inducing the bumblefoot development.
Oftentimes, this will be smoothing rough perches, adding softer bedding material in the run, etc.



Are you suggesting systemic, or topical antibiotics?
I've only used systemic(oral) in powder form mixed in drinking water. Give for about 6 days and bumblefoot should be gone, depending how severe it was when you started treatment.
 

Bryce Thomas

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Your plan sounds good! I use Mupirocin antibiotic cream on my bumblefoot surgeries, and it clears it up extremely well. I got it from my mom when she had a sebaceous cyst. It's Rx only, unfortunately, so I have to make it last.
I was doing the surgery and removed most of it, It was more of a black scab and didnt really have anything below the scab like normal bumblefoot has. I know its not anything else like fowl pox because of no symptoms im sure its bumblefoot, I tried to remove most of it and I dont wanna do surgery every couple weeks and having it keep coming back. I hear using antibiotics will eventually create a bumblefoot thats resistant to antibiotics so idk about that
 

Bryce Thomas

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Oh yeah one thing I forgot to mention is that the bumblefoot was not a large scab but more like smaller ones but about 5 or 6 scabs per foot, I have thought about it being fowl pox but its not because the roo shows no symptoms of fowl pox or anything besides bumblefoot and the scabs were sometimes as small as a single scale on the foot, if I just remove the tiny scabs as small as the scale on the bottom of the foot will that remove the bumblefoot if I pick off the scabs then clean it out and then put neosporin (no painkillers) and bandage it? Will that cure it?
 

R.J.

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it was a rooster that was so aggressive i just slaughtered it and ended up macerating it and its almost done macerating now and soon ill articulate the skeleton and its skeletal structure will make a beautiful and creepy decoration to my bedroom lol
Wow any pics
 

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