Penicillin dosage to give 5 lb. Pekin with bumblefoot?

MotherDuck3r

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jan 15, 2010
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My Pekin has bumblefoot. We have been doing nightly epsom salt/soap soaks since trying to remove the plugs last Thursday. Keeping her wrapped up & dry in the garage etc. I read that penicillin helps get rid of the infection. My question is how much do I give her and where do I inject it? She weighs about 5 lbs. If you have any other advice or remedies please share, I think I have other ducks with this problem too and it is starting to get overwhelming.

Thank you!
 

Funky Feathers

former Fattie
11 Years
Jan 15, 2009
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0.5cc (ml) IM (in the breast muscle) twice a day. If no response in 7 days, switch to Cephalexin pills (orally), 250mg twice a day for 14 days. Tricide-Neo foot soaks and Preparation H seem to work well along with neoprene duck shoes from Nettie to keep the feet dry, meds in & poop out.
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Kaw

Chirping
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My Pekin has bumblefoot. We have been doing nightly epsom salt/soap soaks since trying to remove the plugs last Thursday. Keeping her wrapped up & dry in the garage etc. I read that penicillin helps get rid of the infection. My question is how much do I give her and where do I inject it? She weighs about 5 lbs. If you have any other advice or remedies please share, I think I have other ducks with this problem too and it is starting to get overwhelming.

Thank you!
 

Kaw

Chirping
Oct 19, 2020
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Following. I am overwhelmed too. It‘s at least 2 hours extra a night and little headway. Two have warm legs. The vet wants to see all 11 individually at 150-300 a visit. We have brought 2 to the ver. There seems to be a shortage of Sulfa Trimethoprin which had been prescribed and I found it was available over the counter. Two vets refuse to prescribe a large jar of Silvadene cream. They will dispense a 25 gram tube for $17 , which last a few days using on 5 of the worst cases, so I am buying antibiotic ointment. I found penicillan to put in water. There is no way to ensure a duck will get the proper dose when they splash out their water and it needs to be changed before they drink it all.
My ducks run from me now and are visibly stressed (the broody ones in particular). I saw injectable Penicillin…
All of our Ducks are Indian Runners.
I understand needing to see the patient, but in these cases, the vet is unable to assist the owner. Not all of my ducks require antibiotics at this point, but when they do we can‘t wait for an appt. Any Avian vet should know that. I will bring a duck in if it is sick but may be unable to do so if I spend so much money and time from work so they can look at 11 flippers of bumblefoot. No telemed available. I am worried I will lose some of them.
 
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