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How to tell if bumblefoot is really bad?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by katelk, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. katelk

    katelk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two ladies that seem to have bumblefoot. I have never had a case of this before. I am wondering if what I have is still treatable with the tricide-neo dip, because the thought of the surgical treatment makes me a bit queasy. One of them has a dark brown spot that looks like a callous, there is no swelling. The other has a spot that is light brown and looks like a normal scab would look with a little bit of swelling. Neither of them are limping or anything.
    Does this sound like they are new? I check feet fairly regularly, but must admit it has been a month or so since I did a full check of the whole flock's feet. I am thinking some downed limbs in the chicken yard may be the culprit. I will be raking everything up tomorrow. I did not even think sticks would be an issue!
     
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Could you post a pic?
     
  3. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The scab is a dead give away. There are some options since you caught it early. Some do soaks with different products and today I read where someone's vet had her use a doughnut shaped pad under a bandage with no medicine and it worked so you'll need to do a search on here and find which you want to try.
     
  4. katelk

    katelk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will try posting some pics in the morning.
     
  5. katelk

    katelk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How exactly does a doughnut shaped pad work to make it better? I hadn't heard that method, but it sounds way better than cutting the foot. Does it only work if caught really early?
     
  6. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    katelk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh wow thanks for the link! That is some good info. I already spent $30 ordering some tricide-neo and hopefully that will work, but this doughnut wrap sounds like a great go-to in the future or if the dip doesn't work. I am so relieved to have options other than the surgery! I feel like that would be traumatic for both the ladies and me haha
     
  8. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried the neo but I cannot consistently soak them so I finally just did the surgery. It gets easier each time.
     

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