silkie roo: broken toe/spur: what to do? *pic*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by meriruka, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    When it rains, it pours. First my sick hen, now this.
    I noticed a few drops of blood on my roo's foot. I saw his spur is broken and when he walks, it tucks underneath him. Here's a pic, sorry about the poo on his foot, he stepped in a big pile as I was chasing him to pick him up to take the pic:
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    The lowermost toe/nail is bent at a wierd angle.
    I was thinking to wash off his foot (so the poo doesn't infect it, but should I bandage it or (please I hope not) twist it back around where it belongs?
    Will it heal up or does a vet need to remove the nail?
     
  2. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    I hate to bump my own stuff, but I just want to make sure I do the right thing for him. Thanks!
     
  3. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    poor thing that must hurt...
    I would put him in a tub with some disinfecting soap/hibiclens or novalsan and gently let that soak through the foot (five minutes maybe? and gently (ever so gently) brush the foot with the cleansing water (I am thinking a new paintbrush)...
    Then I ould apply a triple antibiotic and separate him to a clean crate or such so that he is off the ground and keep everything as poo-free as possible until it heals (repeating the cleansing and triple antibiotic creme daily)
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2008
  4. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Should I bandage it? When he stands, the toenail folds under and he is actually standing on it. Ouch.
     
  5. dlhunicorn

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    sure but one such that it is easily removed to allow daily cleansing
     
  6. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Thanks for the help!
     

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