that´s something you´ve got to be very very patient about. One of the things that has worked miracles to my birds it´s to put them in muddy soil. If that is not the way you want to go then you need to clean the badness and apply some antibiotic cream and then wrap it up realy good with some soft cushioning in the plant of foot. Another empiric method: you do all said about the cleaning and stuff and apply chewed gum as the cushion and then wrap it up. It has worked for my birds hope it works for yours too. Good luck.
First of all prevention is always the best thing to do. The above treatments are all effective tho. Thanks Senor Pablo about that chewing gum thing. Never thought about that before. Makes good sense. Now to prevent bumblefoot dont cord your birds on rocky ground. The sharp stones could puncture their soles when they scratch for grubs and this will be the entry point for infection. Check cooped up birds' feet daily for hardened crap. I use a toothbrush and mild soap to scrub my birds feet as often as needed. Keep perches clean of crap. Don't use wire flooring with chicks and larger birds. Don't overfeed. Overweight birds have higher incidence of bumblefoot..
Back then I used to cut it open and scraped it out then clean and bandage worked for me in Thailand they also do the same thing. Seen some on YouTube the above mentioned will work as well but take a lil more time
Post a picture to show me how severe it is. Bumblefoot is caused by staph bacterium mostly. Gram positive so you have to treat it with abx effective against that type of bacteria besides cleaning out site of infection. Soaking, excising wound, debrieding, applying abx ointment. If infection is systemic than you have to treat with oral, or injectable abx. Pcn, or clindamycin is better. Clindamycin has better effect if staph is resistant. Abx ointment should have sulfa properties.
One my rooster just got bumblefoot and its pretty bad it's in very deep and whole feet is swollen 3x the original size. Today I was able to cut most of it out but only time will tell if it was enough. I have him in soft sandy dirt. Bandaged him also. Are there any kind of oral antibiotics I can give him that will treat the infection? I hate to be cutting and digging in his foot but I figure it's better than letting him suffer hoping it'll go away on its own. I'm getting kinda close to taking him to the vet and see what they will do. But for now I'll just wait a bit see if he heals first. If anybody know any oral antibiotics that works let me know or what's your method that works thanks
Just adding my two cents. Bumble foot is a staph infection. Wear gloves when treating. The "core" or "kernel" must be completely removed. Oil of Oregano is good for staph infections. Clean the wound with hydrogen peroxide once the kernel is removed. Apply the Oil of Oregano liberally. Some forms of staph are antibiotic resistant which is why I use Oil of Oregano. A friend had staph on his leg and after several rounds of draining and antibiotics, it was still there. Application of Oil of Oregano healed the infection. He now takes an oral form of oil of organs daily to prevent reoccurance. The wound should be packed with gauze then wrapped with Vetrap. I just successfully treated a hen with this method. Foot looks great now. I also used Triple antibiotic salve on top of the oil of Oregano as well as "black salve" to draw out infection. The name of the "black salve" is Ichthammol Ointment Drawing Salve.
Ok so back to this topic. I couldn't get any oregano oil so I did some research and found out that fresh crush garlic and onions work wonders so this is what I did. I bought extra virgin olive oil which has some antibiotic benefits then I crushed a good amount of fresh garlic and onions soaked them in a bottle with the olive oil for a day next day shooked it up and apply vigorously to the entire foot then wrapped it up. Two days later clean the area and repeat process. Seems to be working. The staph hasn't came back and swelling seems to be going down and my rooster seems to be walking a lil better now. Before I made this concussion I had to clean the wound and scrap the staph out every other day as it kept growing now matter what I did. I was using alcohol neosporin penicillin and hydrogen peroxide to no avail. Mixed up my oil recipe and viola progress. Hope this helps somebody and thanks to all those that helped with this topic. Best regards thaisil.