Youtube and Bumblefoot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BubbaLikesIt, May 13, 2016.

  1. BubbaLikesIt

    BubbaLikesIt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2013
    Our year old Welsummer got Bumblefoot. We caught it early I'm guessing because it didn't have near the infected tissue as some of the Bumblefoot cases I have seen on video. Our chicken had the swollen area at the base of her middle toe. I watched 5 videos of slightly different techniques on Youtube and decided on the one I would use. We washed her foot really well and soaked it in epsom salt and warm water. We wrapped her in a towel and I used betadine before I started cutting. I cut a 1/2" diameter around the center of the dark spot and pulled out a "core" of infected tissue. I rinsed the hole in her toe out with water and bandaged her foot with a little neosporin. She can walk on her foot with ease but we have isolated her in a chick coop for now. I'll be watching her real close for any signs of infection or bleeding. So far, so good.

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