please help ducks foot with pictures

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by duck mom 1103, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. duck mom 1103

    duck mom 1103 Out Of The Brooder

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    My duck had what I thought was bumble foot, I've been soaking in Epson salt and putting vetciclyn on I did try to open but couldn't find anything like in the many videos I've watched. A vet is not an option at this moment. Can someone walk me through what to do, I've stopped trying to open after the first time, my duck was bleeding a lot and it was hard.to stop. She's not even limping and she did lay an egg last night after two days not laying. Also when I squeeze nothing comes out. Please please help. [​IMG][/IMG]
     
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    duck mom 1103 Out Of The Brooder

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  3. duck mom 1103

    duck mom 1103 Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone???? I've read all the links and post's
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Hi! I just found your thread, hang on.

    Ducks don't get pus like we do, that can be pressed out once the lump is opened. It's more like cottage cheese.

    Often, bumblefoot can be handled without cutting, which is a relief to me. I faint at the sight of blood.

    Now, sometimes there are tumors, but I think this is a big bumble.

    Something I suggest is that we move this conversation over to the duck thread, where other experienced duck people - a number of them with more veterinary skills than I have - can see this thread and pitch in to help. But I won't wait to get started. https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

    Have you seen this one?

    On July 1st, I found one of my Pekin ducks with what I would consider a bad case of Bumblefoot. Both feet were involved and I'm ashamed to say, the only way I found it was she was limping. One foot had 7 and the other had 3. I was able to grab her and bring her into the house and put her into a warm bath to clean and soak. Two water changes later and softened feet, all I had time to do was paint the bumbles with colorless iodine, grabbed the wrong stuff, and put her into a dog crate in my house until I could get everything ready to operate and get them gone. Did I mention the thought of this scared me half to death?

    Sad to say it took 6 days before i was able to get everything together and someone to help out with the 'cure'. The following pictures are what we found after the bath we gave before the planned surgery to remove these things.


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    As can be seen, there really wasn't much to operate on, even though I was prepared to do just that. No matter how much squeezing or prodding or soaking, there just wasn't anything more to come out, it was all on the scabs that were covering the sores. The swelling was down from the 'marbles' I saw when I first found them. I poured betadine over the ones I had opened and painted the ones that I hadn't again with the iodine and put her back into her crate with clean bedding.

    the next pictures are of the same Pekin and anothe duck, Dottie the Mallard, who was also found limping.


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    As can be seen in the first two pictures, the bumbles have been dramatically reduced on the Pekin with just the iodine application and the smaller ones totally gone. The last four pictures are of the Mallard who is still under going the iodine applications.
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    As can be seen, this is how the left and right foot look tonight on the Pekin duck. The heels being the worst are still showing infection and need for more treatment. tomorrow, I will again give a bath and pull/cut out the scabbing and treat with straight iodine this time. These spots are now flat or as flat as they should be considering the part of the foot they are on. I will still touch up the places that had the spots before as well.
     
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  5. duck mom 1103

    duck mom 1103 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much, I'm new to this so I didn't realize I had posted in the wrong spot, I have re posted under ducks
     
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Not the wrong spot, but for some reason, duck stuff tends to go on in the Duck Forum. I make an effort to check Emergencies at least once a day. Some of my days get full, though. And sometimes I miss things even though I check . . .

    Anyway, see you over on the Duck Forum.

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