Hi everyone! I have my first case of bumblefoot and I need a bit of advice. I've done a ton of reading about treating (with surgery and removing the scab) and preventing it for the future but I'm not quite sure what to do with this case and don't want to do it wrong! So the story: three days ago I noticed Rosemary limping with a swollen foot, so I flip her over and it looks like she has an abscess that is bright red - like a wound - that's not actively bleeding but it is like bloody colored. Of course it's a Sunday and I call our local vets and finally get in to a new vet that does treat chickens (but of course it's Sunday and they're super busy and behind schedule). The vet takes a look at it, says oh yes it's definitely bumblefoot but doesn't do the surgery - she just gives me Equaide and chicken booties and sends me on my way. Now for the past few days, I've had Rosemary in her own area on fresh, clean bedding every day with her own food and water and I've applied Equaide as the vet told me, but I'm not sure if I still have to do the surgery or not. Today when I went out I tried to get a feel for how it was doing and this is what I could tell. 1. The area is a bit warm but not super red 2. The padding of her foot is pretty soft around the whole area 3. The scab isn't totally black (towards the outside its much more of a yellowish flesh color with some discoloration but towards the middle it's darker) and is quite soft as well I've attached some photos - any help would be greatly appreciated!