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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:33 pm 
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Hello

A regular check-up revealed that the underside of one of Fleck's feet appears to have what may be bumblefoot.

The protuberance is slightly hard and does not appear to be overly painful to Fleck. Fleck has a slight limp from time to time when walking.

Can someone confirm that this diagnosis is correct ?

If so, what is the best course of action ?


Many thanks. Kind Regards, Chicken-Gal


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:14 am 
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Yes, that looks like bumblefoot.

Check the index at top of this forum for treatment options.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:32 am 
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Cackles wrote:
Yes, that looks like bumblefoot.

Check the index at top of this forum for treatment options.


Thank you Cackles. The information is helpful, Chicken-Gal


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:26 pm 
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Hello

We have cleaned Fleck's feet with Epsom salts. The result is seen in the attached images. The protrusion is hard and feels like the tip of a lead pencil.

It doesn't look like the images I have seen of bumblefoot, but I am unsure...

We have now applied magnesium sulphate cream via a bandage and secured the bandage as per the method shown on many websites (black vet sticky tape).

We will take a look in 24 hours time and see if there are changes.

If anyone has suggestions, please wade in.

I am unsure if I should lance this or attempt to cut it out ?

I am assuming that if it is bumblefoot then over the next week or so the condition should become worse. Fleck is not exhibiting any other problem that maybe associated with this condition (she is eating OK, running, and scratching, etc)

Regards, Chicken-Gal

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:33 pm 
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It looks like something else to me.

Certainly not what type of infections I have seen. (I have had one girl have this twice and the lesion looks more granular on the outside.) Does it feel like there is a foreign body in there? Can you still move it when you move her skin?, (I mean, if you grab just the lump and try shifting it around, does it move with the skin, or is it deeper than the skin?)

If it is deep, trying to remove it will probably hurt her a lot and you might need to consult a vet.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:42 pm 
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Okaru wrote:
It looks like something else to me.

Certainly not what type of infections I have seen. (I have had one girl have this twice and the lesion looks more granular on the outside.) Does it feel like there is a foreign body in there? Can you still move it when you move her skin?, (I mean, if you grab just the lump and try shifting it around, does it move with the skin, or is it deeper than the skin?)

If it is deep, trying to remove it will probably hurt her a lot and you might need to consult a vet.


Thanks Okaru

On her next check and bandage change I will take a look and report back.

No changes to her behaviour. Regards, chicken-gal


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