Is this bumblefoot?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LilRalphieRoosmama, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Our runner duck, Ivory, has been limping. We brought her in and washed off her feet and I'm not sure if this is bumblefoot or not. Never seen it on a duck, just on a chicken. We use wood chips in their pen which is now mostly mud. Her ankle (?) is swollen so she's on medication for that but we're not sure if her feet are normal or not. Thanks for any advice.

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  2. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep, looks like bumblefoot. Better get those opened up and cleaned out.
     
  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
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    Looks like bumblefoot.
     
  4. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    [​IMG] that looks painful. Deff Need to drain that out.
     
  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Ouch. Yes. That doesn't look like much fun.
     
  6. LilRalphieRoosmama

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    Oct 15, 2007
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    OK...surgery day is tomorrow [​IMG]
     
  7. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    That is a really bad case of either bumblefoot or a fungal infection. If you can take her to a vet, i strongly urge it. Those sores need to be opened up and cleaned out. Ducks don't have liquid puss like a mammal does, their puss is hard kind of like the consistency of cheese. The whole "plug" of puss has to be cut out, cleaned, and properly bandaged. She should be allowed to soak those feet everyday in the tub until they heal after having them opened. You can use watered down iodine to clean her feet out between bandages. My vet gives me a solution to apply to my duck's feet when her bumblefoot reoccurs. It's 8ccs of dmso, 1 cc of baytril, and 1cc of meloxican (sp?). The DMSO helps the antibiotic (baytril) and the pain med (meloxican) get into the sore and help heal it up.

    She could easily scratched her foot on some shavings or rocks, etc, walked in some old poop and got an infection. This is a common problem in ducks. My ducks has had two bad bouts of it in the past year. While she is recovering, it's probably best you sequester her away inside the house or garage until she is feeling better. Her "hospital room" (whatever tub or crate you keep her in) should be kept very very clean and dry.

    I sell a special shoe design for duck feet (I came up with the design for my duck and her feet problems). They keep water out and help hold on bandages. They also give some cushion for those poor hurt feet. (My duck has been told by our vet to wear her shoes everyday now since her problem is reoccurring.) I'm in the middle of getting the info up on my website, but if you'd want more info in the meantime, please feel free to pm (also, feel free to pm any questions about treatment of your ducks foot too.)
     
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  8. LilRalphieRoosmama

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    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Thanks Nettie - we're expecting a bad storm tomorrow so not sure if we'll make it to the vet. I've done bumblefoot surgery on the chickens with good results so if worst comes to worst, we'll try it on Ivory. I already have the peroxide, betadine, antibiotic ointment and the bandages. We'll keep her inside until she's fully healed. DBF is already looking forward to having a house duck!
     
  9. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    i also make diaper harnesses if you need em. I'm designing a disposable adult duck diaper, meant for ducks with injuries who normally live outside. If you're willing to try them out for me, tell me how they work for your duck, and get some pictures for me that i can use on my website, i'll give you a pack for free. I like helping out ducks who in turn and help me! just pm me if you'd like to give it a try!
     
  10. LilRalphieRoosmama

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    You have a PM Nettie - thank you so much!! [​IMG]
     

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