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Urgent Is this bumblefoot?

Discussion in 'Bird Emergency Highway 911' started by krupali, 9/25/18.

  1. Tiel Feathers

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    I’m glad the vet visit went well, and I hope she gets better quickly!
     
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  2. krupali

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    She's not limping that much anymore. The scab is still there but he the ver did mess with the scab a little so he said that's why she bled a little. But I'm seeing little Improvements :fairy2:
     
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  3. krupali

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    Update. Hey guys. I'm sharing some pictures of my birds feet. Its going to be a long road to recovery. The vet said it might take of couple of months for it to fully heal. But on the.bright side, I'm seeing a difference. It's not huge but already its not spreading or getting worse.

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  4. Birdbabe

    Birdbabe Joyriding the Neighborhood Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    Oh, that looks bad, did he give her an antibiotic? Get rid of those sand perches, if you have them. Use some vet wrap and wrap, thickly all remaining perches, you can get it pretty cheap at Walmart ,also increase her protein, and ask your vet for this, its fabulous, put on twice a day till healed, it's about 30 to 50 dollars a tube, depending upon your vets prices.
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  5. Tiel Feathers

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    Yikes, that does look like a fairly bad case, but I can see the improvement already too!
     
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    No its actually healing. The first picture is before and the other one was taken today. Yes he prescribed her gentamicin, and an antibacterial medicine and vetericyn. I got rid of all the bad perches. Ita a bad case of bumble foot but it will heal if I'm being consistent with the meds
     
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    Omg this is good to know. I almost got one of those cement perches, and I did consider a sand perch. I didn't think they could bother his skin, but that makes sense! He's got a calcium perch he sleeps on, and a 1 1/2" dowel perch that I clean with bleach & hot water when I clean his cage. When he's out of his cage he has all soft places to sit. The lovebirds have all different things some hard some soft and never had problems with them. So concerned about their feet.
     
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    *plans a major foot-check episode at Chez Finchly*
     
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    Lol @finchly.......I just said to Burt Now there is a good reason for him to let me check his feet more than once every day :)
     
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    Update. It's been about 2 weeks since her visit to the vet. I'm a little sad that her feet aren't healing as faster as we thought it would. The vet did say I won't see any results until mid October and complete healing until December. Her feet just keep scabbing and not giving a chance for her feet to heal. I apply the antibiotic, antibacterial ointment and veterycin everyday. On the bright side she's walking (alot lol) and in the heat. I'm thinking that maybe it's scabbing because it's not covered in a wrap. And moist wound healing encourages cell growth faster than dry healing. This is why her feet keep scabbing. The scabs are pretty thick and firm to the pad. They're not red and loose, though I do see a little pealing of the scab. We've started giving her a epsom salt soak and I think that's what's helping peal the scab little by little. The weather's getting colder and there's not much humid. We're using a humidifier hoping that would create moisture in the environment. Her feet are too small and delicate for the wrap. What is an alternative?
    Also, I did some research about moist wound healing, an ingredient that I found that can kill new cell growth is sodium hydrochlorite and that's one of the ingredients in veterycin.
     
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    If you're referring to the vet wrap, it's not for her foot but for perches to make them softer
     
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    Most birds prefer to sleep on the highest perch in their cage; it makes them feel more secure. Try making the rope perch or a vet wrapped perch the highest one and she'll probably use it more. :)

    Those perches aren't bad if they're used correctly. All of our birds have at least 1 cement or pumice perch in or on their cage, but they're never a primary perch. Buzzard's is on the outside of his cage at my arm level. That's where he comes to be picked up or to take a treat. He isn't on there long, just enough to smooth out the sharp points. It's a huge arm saver!

    Slow healing is better than not healing or getting worse. I'm so glad you took her to the vet. :thumbsup: So happy to hear that she's starting to feel better a little better already!
     
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    Sorry, should have used a better word. I meant to say a wrap that's used to cover her wound. We tried to cover her feet today and unfortunately it didn't work. She's very tiny. So I was hoping it there was an alternative to moist wound healing
     
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    I had a bird that we never really knew what caused his foot injury but what was very helpful was Hagen Clay Cal, that we would moisten with warm water and make a thick paste which was applied to his feet, but in his case his feet were wrapped with gauze and then vet wrap and next day was given water therapy dried well and reapply clay cal, took a long process but it was a life saver and he fully recovered
     
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