Is this Bumblefoot?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AndrewGulledge, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. AndrewGulledge

    AndrewGulledge New Egg

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    Miss Marple has been limping for a few days. Is this Bumblefoot, and if so, should we try to cut it out?
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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! I would vote it looks like bumblefoot, you might also want to post in the Emergencies forum https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures and here are a couple of threads the first has a lot of pictures on treating it surgically, the other on using Tricide-Neo https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/236649/bumblefoot-surgery-with-pics-and-how-to and https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/303829/vet-suggestion-for-non-invasive-bumblefoot-cure and Poultry Podiatry has a good section on it https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Yes that is bumblefoot. It is easy to do yourself, although may seem a bit daunting at first. Definitely follow the links that Kelsie has provided and good luck! :)
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Kelsie and Two Crows have provided the information you need, so I will just say Welcome to the BYC flock.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Yes, that is bumblefoot. You've been given great information above. Good luck with treating it!

    And, feel free to ask any other questions you have. We're all here to help! [​IMG]
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! Yes, that is Bumblefoot.
     
  8. AndrewGulledge

    AndrewGulledge New Egg

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    Thanks, all! And especially for those links. I read them late last night, and it doesn't feel so daunting now. I'm so glad to have this community!
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  10. AndrewGulledge

    AndrewGulledge New Egg

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    Started out with a warm Epsom salt soak. Miss Marple was so sweet and patient.
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    Here is the scab after softening in the soak, we massaged it and cleaned up the foot a bit.
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    We took an exacto knife and cut around the scab at an inner-facing angle and pulled it off with some tweezers.
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    Kept squeezing and digging a little (not sure if we got the kernel, but it looked like we were just digging into her foot after a while!) Hope we got everything out! Wiped with iodine, filled it with neosporin, covered with iodine-soaked gauze and vet-wrap. We'll check in a few days to see if it seems to be healing okay. She got some treats for being such a good girl!
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