DMSO with Fluocin with Baytril topical for Bumblefoot?

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rshevin

Post   » Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:42 pm


If I may throw in a random but related question for you folks. I just saw another vetrinary use of DMSO for horses as I was researching ivermectin the other day. Is this a standard vetrinary (or human) medical product?

I'm surprised because I work in a biological research lab and the bottle of DMSO has a lot of warnings on it precisely because it does penetrate human skin and will bring along with it anything that happens to be around, in this case the antibiotic/antifungal. Latex gloves most likely will not block DMSO; you would need nitrile or possibly plastics.

Luckily I don't have a bumblefoot pig but am a card carrying nerd and so was hoping to learn a bit. Thanks!

Josephine
Little Jo Wheek

Post   » Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:33 pm


It is a veterinary product for mainly large animals. It is rarely used with small animal medicine.

jilly_mn

Post   » Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:22 am


Hi everyone!

We've been battling bumblefoot in our 5 year old American breed male piggy. (Cokie) One thing we found that has really helped in addition to the antibiotics and foot soaks.... is a whirlpool foot bath. This was suggested by our vet to help increase circulation. What we do is use the bubbler for a small fish tank. Cokie is laid back enough to just sit with his one foot in a bowl of water with a little betadine added, and we hold the plastic bubbler tube in the water by his foot to make it like a whirlpool. We do this twice a day and have gotten very good results. Good luck!

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:06 pm


How interesting! Sounds like he might enjoy it (warm water I trust?).

Sfox

Post   » Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:04 pm


hi my guinea pig has a formation resembling bumblefoot but in the radius/ulna area.
Is very stange because it bleeds a lot and i'm not able to let it drain because any time i tried to do so my litle pig bleeds a lot.
He was beter with antibiotics and antiinflamatory drugs but i think that drainage is necessary.
Have any one seen a case like this? could it be just an hematoma? i find it rather odd

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Lynx
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Post   » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:57 pm


Sorry for my lack of knowledge, but what do you mean by the radius/ulna area? Do you have any pics?

Sfox

Post   » Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:29 am


Sorry i don't have pictures but i will try to get them. The area is just above his hand, but usually they have the hounds in the paws, his is in the arm, that´s why i first didn't think of pododermatitis, but the aspect is similar. I will try to post some photos.

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:40 pm


Have you had it xrayed? You might want to make sure the bone is not involved. It sounds like an unusual area to have a problem.

Pigpen

Post   » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:18 am


My senior pig, Angel, has a badly ulcerated bumblefoot. I would like to bandage, and was wondering if there are any pics of a home-made bandage? I attempted once, but the bandage came off almost immediately. He is on Baytril. Vet recommended epsom salts soak, we had been using diluted iodine. We'll probably alternate.

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:48 pm


gl/bandaging.html may give you some ideas.

Tracis
Let Sleeping Pigs Lie

Post   » Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:35 pm


This might be helpful as well:

Wrapping a foot (Suisan's Rosa)

It also contains a link to Pinta's excellent foot wrapping instructions.

Pigpen

Post   » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:16 pm


Thank you, Lynx and tracis. I don't have vetrap, but have been successful with gauze and bandage tape. If I get up the gumption, I may start a thread with history and pics. Thank you so much GuineaLynx!

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:46 pm


The vet wrap has a little give which can help both keep it in place and prevent it from being too tight (if it is put on very carefully). My local farm supply had vetwrap very cheap. People bought it to use on themselves instead of the expensive human stuff (you can get something similar at a pharmacy for people).

Pigpen

Post   » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:11 pm


Thanks for reminding me that I may be able to find it inexpensively. I am familiar with it (I worked in an animal hospital for 5 years before staying home with the kiddos.) For the moment, husband has told me not to spend any $ at all (even groceries) so thankfully I have plenty of our current supplies for now. Thank you again for your help, and for this site!

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