Is this bumblefoot?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Murphyslaw123, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. Murphyslaw123

    Murphyslaw123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry about the second picture, it's not so clear. Anyway, I have a small flock of 4 and a half year old's. This one is a black star. I've never had to deal with bumblefoot, so I really don't know more about it than what I've read here. She's swollen a bit and limping some too. Otherwise she's acting normally. The black spot on the bottom of the foot just isn't scabby-like. It's almost like a big skin tag. Is this still bumble? I did order some tricide neo in case - that will be my first attempt at fixing her. Thanks!
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  2. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds and looks to be from what I can see of the pics. Is the one foot much more swollen than the other? Here are pics of one of my bumblefoot surgery. Along with some instructions. Note: GRAPHIC!

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    This was before surgery. We soaked her foot....well, wrapped it with a wet warm washcloth. Wiped the dirt off, poured peroxide on it before starting just to try to keep any germs out.

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    Her's didn't really have a scab. Sometimes you have to dig for the infection spot.

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    Scored it open.

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    Squeezed it gently. Ugh!:sick

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    More peroxide, scraped it out with hobby knife...looks like a scalpel.
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    More peroxide, filled hole with triple antibiotic ointment and wrapped with a sock cut in strips.
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    I put her in a dog crate for a few days because somehow they always get the bandaging off. It stayed swelled a bit for about a week. Now she is fine. Feet are same size and no more limping. Hope this helps.
     
  3. Murphyslaw123

    Murphyslaw123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for sharing! It's totally yucky, but I know it's necessary sometimes. Going to try a week or so of the tricide neo and look for any improvement. If there is some I will keep at it. If not, I may be looking at a surgery. It's always daunting to start a new procedure, but I've been through tube feeding and draining ascites before, so this shouldn't be much worse than that! :) Thanks again!
     
  4. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are very welcome. Please keep me updated. If you have any questions, please let me know.
     

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