Is it time for surgery?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by HomesteadDucks, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. HomesteadDucks

    HomesteadDucks Chirping

    Jul 7, 2015
    My ducks all have an infection in their feet. I have discovered the source of the problem and I have taken care of that. I began treating their feet with HealX Soothing Cream and clear iodine. They did a great job at cleaning the foot. The picture below are of the duck with the worst infection. The others aren't nearly as bad as this one. As you can see in the picture, the scab is almost gone. Is this bumblefoot? And regardless of what it is, does is need surgery? I just need the go ahead and I will clean it out but if you guys think that I shouldn't cut into it, I will leave it alone.


  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
  3. Ghibli

    Ghibli In the Brooder

    Mar 22, 2016
    Gold Coast, Australia
    I know very very little about dealing with injuries or infections, but I'm relatively certain that isn't bumblefoot. Bumblefoot would have a visible spot of dead tissue. I can't say if cutting into it is a good idea or not, but my personal uneducated opinion would be to be very cautious about that if you're not even sure what it is.
  4. HomesteadDucks

    HomesteadDucks Chirping

    Jul 7, 2015
    Ok thank you all! I will not cut it. I'm continuing clear iodine treatment.
  5. No,I would not cut into Amiga said.

  6. sallysinnamon

    sallysinnamon In the Brooder

    Dec 4, 2010
    south eastern
    My vet gives them a shot of baytril and though it takes a few days it clears up the infection..including a swollen joint from it. I don't like the idea of cutting a ducks foot open because they like to get dirty..and dirt and an open wound obviously don't mix well..

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