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Quail Bumblefoot? Need a good treatment!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Chikndinner, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. Chikndinner

    Chikndinner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys. I have a few jumbo browns on wire. The other day I saw one hen limping a little. She is my largest girl. I pulled her out and the pads on her feet are very swollen, red and a little warm. Looks kinda like a case of chicken bumblefoot.

    I wrapped her up and pulled the scabs off and cleaned her feet and tried to find an abcess. I could not get anything out after probing and squeezing the wound. I put some neosporing on them but did not wrap them as I had nothing suitable on hand. I have had her in the hospital pen on new clean shavings for a few days now and not much improvement.

    What can I do more or better to help this hen? She is my biggest hen with good genes and is an excellent layer. I would like to get her healed up.

    Can anyone recommmend a good treatment from here on out? I need to go to get some vet wrap so I can wrap them properly. Do I need to operate again? What else can I put on the wounds?

    Thanks
    Jason
     
  2. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    there is a thread i am looking for on making a paste of duramycin and putting it on the quails foot- i'll post it for you when i find it..[​IMG]
     
  3. Chikndinner

    Chikndinner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You so much, I happen to have some duramycin. I have been cleaning the feet with some betadine and they are somewhat improved but not all healed up yet. I will give it a try.
     
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    i have 2 cochin girls it worked with, so i am hoping if it is caught early this might work, but i would still think in advanced cases the core would be the issue- i am still new to all the ins and outs- keep us posted
     
  5. Chikndinner

    Chikndinner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have tried and opened up the wounds and could not find a core. Wish I could have [​IMG]
     
  6. artsyrobin

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    that is what is going on with my hen, i also heard that a poultice of sugar and iodine will draw infection out, for now i will do the duramycin and see how it goes- how is the little one today?
     
  7. Chikndinner

    Chikndinner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The heat and redness is diminished but the pads are still swollen with scabs.
     
  8. artsyrobin

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    well, what i would suggest is keep up the treatment- i don't have quail, but have read they have wonderful recuperation capabilities-i'll have to hunt that post down- but i found it by searching for bumblefoot in the quail threads
     
  9. hadouglas

    hadouglas Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]

    Found this on my 6 week Cot hen this am, is this what the bumblefoot looks like?
     

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