So I thought it was bumblefoot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Coloradosuzie, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. Coloradosuzie

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    I have a hen that started limping a few days ago. I checked her leg and couldn't feel any abnormalities and she didn't seem to mind me checking it, so I confined her in a kennel thinking she had strained something. So I came on here today and decided it could be bumblefoot. I looked at her foot, which she protested and made some distressful sounds. I thought there was maybe a bit of redness in the webbing. I soaked it in epsom salts and then examined it and couldn't find a scab or anything else indicating any kind of puncture injury. I sprayed on some MannaPro wound care, wrapped it in gauze and then vet wrap. So any other ideas of what it could be?
     
  2. sawilliams

    sawilliams Songster

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    Could still be a strain. Pictures?
     
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    I will try and get a picture(s) of it tomorrow morning after I've unwrapped it and soaked it again. Thanks so much for responding to my thread.
     
  4. sawilliams

    sawilliams Songster

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    your welcome. Already try to take picures if you aren't sure about something. It helps everyone see what's going on.
     
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  5. Coloradosuzie

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    I'll definitely do the pics from now on. Should have thought of that to begin with.
     
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  6. Coloradosuzie

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    Here are the pics of the right foot (none from the top as no apparent abnormalities). I think the "crease" in her foot is where I picked at it last night with forceps (never bled) before deciding maybe it's not a scab but more of a callous. She has the same sort of thing on her other foot. I soaked, applied wound care solution and re-wrapped. Should I continue to do twice daily soaks for another couple of days?Any help is much appreciated. IMG_2103.jpg IMG_2101.jpg IMG_2105.jpg IMG_2108.jpg
     
  7. sawilliams

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    Yes that does look like a bumble, it doesn't look bad but if it's irritating her i would deffinatly continue to treat it
     
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    Will all bumbles scab up? How many days should I continue the soak? I manipulated it a bit and couldn't feel any nodule. I can't see any core to remove at this time, but will keep an eye out for it when I soak it and do dressing changes. Thanks again!
     

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