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#85519 - 10/19/09 06:24 PM injured/infected foot
Kbaiko Offline
Chicken

Registered: 05/24/08
Posts: 98
Loc: Arizona
Priscilla's left foot is swollen about the size of a large marble. Her poor toes are sticking straight out of her foot. I don't know if she was stepped on, bit by something, or she stepped on something. I'm sitting here soaking her foot in epsom salts. What else can I do?

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#85520 - 10/21/09 01:44 PM Re: injured/infected foot
Jocelyn Offline
Lord of the Fowl

Registered: 08/26/02
Posts: 1467
Loc: Canada
You are on the right track.. Soaking it will help. If it is injured, you just have to wait for it to heal. If it's infected, moist heat does help...and sometimes that is all that is needed. If it makes pus, it will take a long time to resorbe, as avian pus is a solid. Don't worry, just keep soaking it in pleasantly hot water and wait. If it gets worse, swelling up her leg too, hen you might need antibiotics, but wait first, as they may not be needed.

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