Lump on ankle

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dieseldog, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. Dieseldog

    Dieseldog Out Of The Brooder

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    Five days ago we thought we were going to do Bumblefoot surgery. After soaking in Epsom salts, we removed the scab only to find the skin underneath it to be healed over. It did not seem right to cut her open so we put Neosporen on and wrapped her foot up.
    The swelling seems a little worse today.
    I hope the four pictures are attached and gives you an idea as to what is wrong and what action we should take. Thanks.
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It looks like the foot has some type of infection. If you have a vet that can see her that would be best.

    You could try soaking in Tricide Neo to see if that helps with reducing the swelling or drawing the infection out. @Eggcessive gave you some good info on your previous thread. The Tricide Neo is the only other thing I can think of. As she mentions, you may also want to apply some oil (vaseline, coconut oil, castor oil, A+D ointment, etc.) to the raised scales of the legs as well.

    If swelling continues, then I would assume the infection is getting worse. If you don't see improvement after soaking/treatment and supportive care, then you may need to see a vet for antibiotic therapy to help fight the infection.

    Keep us posted.

    Tricide Neo Info:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/940904/my-experience-with-bumblefoot-and-tricide-neo
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/513183/treating-bumblefoot-with-tricide-neo
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/681495/tricide-neo-for-bumblefoot-still-recommended

    Bumblefoot info:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/07/bumblefoot-causes-treatment-warning.html
     
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  3. Dieseldog

    Dieseldog Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your reply. Yes Excessive has been just awesome with help. So you are saying do not cut her open but try the the medicine and hopefully get some antibiotics in her.
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Personally I would try the soaking with Tricide Neo to see if there is any improvement. If there is no response or she becomes ill - lethargic/sick like infection is spreading, then consider antibiotic treatment - you would want to seek your vet's advice on the correct antibiotic to use. Usually an infection like this on the foot would be staph so most likely something like Amoxicillin or Penicillin would need to be used - but your vet may have something better.

    See if it will resolve with soakings, if you have to do an invasive procedure(cutting) then again, vet care would be best.

    Just my thoughts.
     

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