Injured duck foot help!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by carlren, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. carlren

    carlren In the Brooder

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    I don’t know when enough is enough for my Pekin. He has a swollen ankle/foot I think it looks I think is an infection. What can I do he limps around and when he lays down he doesn’t put weight on it. I have no idea what to do.
     
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  2. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Crossing the Road

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    Could it be bumblefoot.
     
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  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Please get pics and tell what you have done so far,
     
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    I’ve done one epsom salt soak and put some alcohol on it after to dry the foot. My local vet didn’t have many answers for me besides that.
     
  6. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Crossing the Road

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    Looks like bumblefoot. Need to soak in Epsom salts, pick at it, and spray with vetricyn. I think antibiotic ointment - wrap and repeat.
     
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  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Yes it's Bumble I am treating some of my hens[chickens] I do Epsom salt wraps then spread clear iodine over the bumble once It's been done 3-4 days I can usually take my finger nail or sterile tweezers and pick up the end of the scab and pull up sometimes the plug comes out with the scab other times I have to pick it out pus in a duck is thick not thin. Now that I have the bumble out I use antibiotic ointment or blue kote wrap with vet wrap to give it time to close. Put a sterile no stick gauze under vet wrap. Check in about 3 days to see if you need to get any more gunk out wrap again as long as it's open
     
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    Thank you! How long do you soak in epsom salt? He did wonderful for the first one now today he was not having it.
     
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