I have a rooster that I adore but he's had a chronic foot problem, I have taken him to 2 "bird" vets but they didn't really know what to do. One quoted an $800 surgery. Sooo I tried to treat him myself by soaking in Epson salts, puting on antibiotic ointment and vetwrapping. I have removed two plugs and had the hard fatty tissue come out as I read in other posts but it doesn't seem to be getting better. Is there an antibiotic I can get over the counter and a pain reliever? I really want to help him but can't afford the surgery. I could use some advice from those of you that know these things.