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Is this bumblefoot? (Image)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shiningeyes, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. shiningeyes

    shiningeyes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed this yesterday on my Pekin drakes foot. He's not limping and seems fine. But I'm not sure what early bumblefoot looks like. Most pictures I find are of more advanced cases. Could it be just a small scab or cut? Not sure if I should start treatment of some kind.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes it looks like bumblefoot.
    Ducks are particularly susceptible.
    I'd try hot Epsom salt soaks and cleaning.
    Then a CEH ointment. That's hypericum, Echinacea and calendula. It has been used successfully on raptors and for my chickens.

    http://www.oocities.org/gymnogyps_gray/bumblefoot2.html
     

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