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Swollen foot with wound

Lottie159

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Hi everyone, after some advice. Our 4 year old boar Squeak has a swollen back foot (right side picture below). My partner has squeezed puss out and cleaned it with hibiscrub but his foot is 4 times the size it should be!
We've phoned the vets and they don't have any availability for the next 2 weeks and no other vets will look at it. Any ideas what we could put on it?
He doesn't seem bothered when we touch it and has managed to walk fine.
I'm thinking of getting some purple spray to act as a barrier but wondered if anyone else has had the same issue before.
Many thanks! IMG-20200824-WA0001.jpeg
 

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Please don't put anything on it or try for home treatment. You will just have to try and get an appointment with a vet. Perhaps check for others in your area and see if he can be seen elsewhere.
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Please don't put anything on it or try for home treatment. You will just have to try and get an appointment with a vet. Perhaps check for others in your area and see if he can be seen elsewhere.
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We've tried every vet local to us
 

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You’re going to need to keep trying vets for an emergency or cancellation appointment. If pus has come out, it means there a infection so antibiotics are going to be needed. There’s nothing you can do at home other than keep it clean and dry but he needs vet treatment and prescribed medication
 

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Yes unfortunately this looks quite serious and beyond anything that can be helped just by using any topical treatments applied to the foot, this looks like a case for an emergency vet who can prescribe pain relief and strong antibiotic medicine or injections... most vets will see emergency cases or if the cant will refer you to their emergency out of hours service?
 
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