Waddles & Puddles have bumblefoot...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DuckLover179, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

    Nov 28, 2010
    California
    I always check on their feet to make sure there's no infection. So, today when I let them out, I was looking at Waddles feet, and she has bumblefoot! It's not terrible yet, luckily.

    She's going to the vet on Tuesday... [​IMG]

    UPDATE- Puddles also has it. We're treating them both.
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2011
  2. Springthing

    Springthing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck and I hope things turn out well relatively quickly. Please let me/us know what happens.
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    In the meantime, it would probably help if you can get Waddles to cooperate, to wipe the foot two or three times a day with some triple antibiotic ointment. I've found that it really helps with bumblefoot - we've been able to treat a few cases (which is all we've had so far) successfully that way. It's still a good idea to go to the vet.
     
  4. DuckyGurl

    DuckyGurl Overrun With Chickens

    Oh no! I hope she is better soon.
    I'll be praying for her!
    [​IMG]
     
  5. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

    Nov 28, 2010
    California
    The vet gave us a foot scrub to wash with daily, and some pills we have to force down her throat.
    We're picking up peas tomorrow...
    I hadn't looked at the bottom of her foot until he did- It looked really bad. [​IMG]
     
  6. duckluv

    duckluv Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 20, 2010
    Ohio
    Wishing you luck; hope that Waddles heals quickly.
     
  7. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

    Nov 28, 2010
    California
    [​IMG] Puddles has it too...
     
  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    It can go around a flock. I once had three of my ten ducks with it. I started walking around with triple antibiotic in my pocket, and would scoop up the ducks, slather their feet, and set them down again.

    It can just happen. But it's more likely if they are walking on a rough surface (concrete, sharp stones) or if there's standing yucky water that they're getting into. It's a common bacterium - it's all over the place if I understand correctly.

    Now that you have seen it, you'll be able to pick up more quickly that it's happening, if they ever get it again.
     
  9. DuckyGurl

    DuckyGurl Overrun With Chickens

    Oh my! Hope they are ok soon! Keep us updated.
     
  10. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

    Nov 28, 2010
    California
    It's gotten worse. We're calling the vet again. [​IMG]
     

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