Is this bumblefoot in quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by flowerchick2, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. flowerchick2

    flowerchick2 Chirping

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    Hi there,
    I have a set up with two cages one side wire one side sand inbetween a nest box with hemp shavings. The older quail we rescued andaplaced with our 4 was bleeding on the sole of her foot and has a growth, also blaavkish but doesn't look like the flat black scabs of bumblefoot I see in chicken forums.
    I don't think she is laying.
    We have been soaking and then wrapping with a paste of triple C and Betadine every day and it looks better..
    She is walking on it, doesn't seem to bothered..
    Question should I try and pet off the growth bit or leave it be.. not sure if it will come off I don't want to hurt it.. IMG_20190421_125617.jpg 15559043347254933973422980352147.jpg IMG_20190421_125617.jpg
     
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  3. le_bwah

    le_bwah Songster

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    I may be wrong, but that looks like an infection to me. I don't have personal experience treating bumblefoot, but first steps I've read online are to clean the surface of the abscess and to get the bird off of wire and onto soft, clean bedding.

    Bumblefoot is essentially a staph infection that progresses to an abscess. Antibiotics can help, but the infected tissue typically needs to be removed. See if there's a vet in your area that sees birds and small animals. If you can't afford or find one, you'll have to look into home treatment.
     
  4. ButtonquailGirl14

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    Yes it is.
     
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  6. flowerchick2

    flowerchick2 Chirping

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    Thanks, will look to see if we have this in Australia in the pet shops in the fish section.
     
  7. flowerchick2

    flowerchick2 Chirping

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    She can choose if she is on wire or on soft bedding and she still is running around from one to the other.. they don't seem to find d wire unconfuncomfo as they spend the sand amount of time there then on the sand. I will try and great myself as vets here are a rip off, $100 just to be seen..
     
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  8. flowerchick2

    flowerchick2 Chirping

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    Thank you, great I have read up on it in chicken section and seen step by step etc, with try and pet off and squeeze get puss out.. just wasn't sure so thank you for confirming
     
  9. le_bwah

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    You'll still want to isolate her while you treat. Also, realize that the birds have no real choice in where they stand because of the fact they're caged. Wire is usually what leads to bumblefoot in these types of setups—it only takes one little piece of hardened poop or rust to make a cut.

    I hope you have success in treating your hen at home and I wish her a speedy recovery.
     
  10. ButtonquailGirl14

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    X2!
     
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