Possible bumblefoot?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by naj55, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. naj55

    naj55 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 18, 2016
    Burien, WA
    Hi all I just noticed a bump on one of my ducks feet and thought it may be bumble foot. She is walking normally and I see no scan or previous trauma to the foot. Should I try expressing it? Or monitor for now? She seems to be acting normally.[​IMG]
  2. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 True BYC Addict

    Jun 23, 2013
    Hilo, HI
    Try posting in the Forum of "Raising Backyard Chickens" the the sub subject of "Emergencies/Disease/Injuries and Cures"
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I would monitor. It does not look like typical bumblefoot. Most of the ones I have seen have the lump on the bottom of the foot. And expressing it generally does not work, as the pus in duck bumbles is very lumpy and relatively dry. People who do extract the material often end up using tweezers or squirt bottles. You might simply put some triple antibiotic without painkiller on the top of the toe two or three times a day. It could be some kind of infection - or a growth.

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