Please weigh in...treat small bumblefoot scabs or leave alone?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kittyacid, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. kittyacid

    kittyacid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For those of you with experience, and I know there are many, do you actively treat small bumblefoot sores or leave them alone? I am speaking of ones that are the size of a pencil eraser or smaller and there are no signs of swelling, limping, etc. I saw these only because I looked at their feet. If you do treat, is it with removal or soaking in a salt or tricide neo solution? Thanks to all of you!
     
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  2. Pickaduck

    Pickaduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If there's no sign of swelling or redness and they don't have any trouble walking I would not treat them unless there is a problem. If you do decide to treat anyway I would do tricide neo soaks rather than cutting/etc.
     
  3. kittycooks

    kittycooks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've been soaking a buff orphington hen, with a small scab and no swelling, in betadine/warm water. Some days I've done ebsom salt as well. Today is day five and the scab is not as dark and is a little smaller. At least I know her feet are disinfected each day.
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    One of my silkies is in this boat right now and I have elected to not cut open her feet as there is no swelling at all. She is walking around fine, etc.

    This is just my personal opinion. If she develops swelling then I will operate. I worry about making an entrance for other germs by cutting open the foot.
     
  5. kittyacid

    kittyacid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ChickensAreSweet - Do you monitor the situation only or do you do any soaking or non-invasive treatment?

    kittycooks - Are you wrapping the foot also or doing the daily soaks only?

    Do these small spots sometimes go away on their own? [​IMG]

    Thanks!
     
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  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:I am not soaking or anything yet. Time will tell if they heal on their own or just don't get worse!
     

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