Pekin with swollen ankle

Chickeninanest

In the Brooder
Jun 6, 2020
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I'm at my wits end. For 5 months I've been battling a swollen ankle in a year old Pekin named Shirley. I've been to 2 different vets, neither were familiar with fowl. 1st one gave me antibiotics which I couldn't get Shirley to take. The second lanced and drained pooled blood, cleaned it and gave more antibiotics. The swelling went away but after about a week came back. His suggestion was to amputate her foot. I have been trying her penned to limit her mobility and recently lanced her ankle, again, to relieve the swelling. This time there was blood and some infection. ( not alot pus). I took the bandage off today and the swelling had decreased but as soon as she walked around a bit, swelling came back. Im at my wits end. With no avian vet around and with no info I can find searching the web, im hoping someone else has experienced this and can offer some guidance. ( Fyi...she acts fine other than the swelling. She's using the leg, not limping, eating well. Euthanasia is not an option)
 

DuckyDonna

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first of all it would help if we knew where you are. Your location can easily be put under your avatar picture.

Simple to do and really helps people help you. Just go to the top right where your "BYC name" is and click. A drop-down menu will take you to “Account Details”. If you put your location there it will always be under your picture.
 

Chickeninanest

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Jun 6, 2020
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first of all it would help if we knew where you are. Your location can easily be put under your avatar picture.

Simple to do and really helps people help you. Just go to the top right where your "BYC name" is and click. A drop-down menu will take you to “Account Details”. If you put your location there it will always be under your picture.
Thanks for the tip!
 

DuckyDonna

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One thing that I can think of that may not be the cure but sure won't hurt is B-complex from Tractor Supply! 1ml each day over a treat she'll eat right up may help quite a bit...or not but like I said, it sure won't hurt!
 

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Chickeninanest

In the Brooder
Jun 6, 2020
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Central Illinois
I’ve put her thread out for help. Sure sound like some kind of infection but not sure what would be best to do. What antibiotics has she been on?
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The last was Zenquin..i don't recall the other one..it was capsules that I opened and sprinkled on her food but couldn't get her to take after the first time. The second vet said it was probably because it has an awful taste.
I started her on 1 tsp turmeric, B complex and fish oil today. I'm keeping her ankle wrapped with Vetwrap and have her confined.
Any help is appreciated
 

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