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Talked to a friend of mine who is a vet and she recommended hydrotherapy... spraying wound for 10 min twice a day with a hand sprayer... to stimulate regrowth of tissue.
Wish my water pressure was better...

Call her back and explain that poultry pus is not like mammal pus and that it needs to be physically removed. Cats, dogs, horses, etc, those I just lance and flush, but chickens are different.

-Kathy
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Rinse gently!  Too much water pressure will drive the goo in deeper.  Mary

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Enrofloxacin (Baytril) seems to be what might be recommended for the type of infection I might be dealing with? Anyone have any experience with it?

 

https://outdoorvets.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/norin-chai_bird-medicine.pdf

Mom to Leonberger dogs, Dorkings, Barnevelders, Bantam Chocolate orps, Silver Penciled Rock and some random layers of other breeds. Oh, and Angora Goats...how could I forget them!!!???!!!

 

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Mom to Leonberger dogs, Dorkings, Barnevelders, Bantam Chocolate orps, Silver Penciled Rock and some random layers of other breeds. Oh, and Angora Goats...how could I forget them!!!???!!!

 

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I've been dealing for months with a wound from an abscess  on one of my hen's backs. I've been cleaning it every couple of days and it just hasn't gotten much better. I gave her a round of antibiotics & I have been bathing  her with antimicrobial soap. But the wound is not just a flat wound... it has many deep cavities so using q-tips to get alcohol  into the cavities of the wound. This has tested my abilities to handle gross.

 

Now today there were maggots .

 

I am horrified, but I cleaned them all out and scrubbed and scrubbed. I've been bandaging her and letting her back out with the rest of the flock, but I guess now I will keep her inside. I guess I'd been lucky so far not to have gotten them.  it has been months. I don't know what else to do to get this wound to heal. It's on her back and quite large.

 

She is a really sweet girl.

There is one answer and that answer (IMHO) is one word, Screwworms.  Go to TSC or some other farm supply store in Dixie and pick up a spray can of screwworm medicine.

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post #36 of 39

Baytril is not approved for laying hens at all.  Penicillin would be a better choice, IMO.  Mary

post #37 of 39

Baytril is banned for use in all poultry, but many, myself included, still use it. Call your vet friend and ask if you should give something like Baytril or something like Amoxicillin or Clavamox. Penicillin might also be an option, but some vets won't suggest using the injectable because of the risk of procaine toxicity.

 

-Kathy

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I've been dealing for months with a wound from an abscess  on one of my hen's backs. I've been cleaning it every couple of days and it just hasn't gotten much better. I gave her a round of antibiotics & I have been bathing  her with antimicrobial soap. But the wound is not just a flat wound... it has many deep cavities so using q-tips to get alcohol  into the cavities of the wound. This has tested my abilities to handle gross.

 

Now today there were maggots .

 

I am horrified, but I cleaned them all out and scrubbed and scrubbed. I've been bandaging her and letting her back out with the rest of the flock, but I guess now I will keep her inside. I guess I'd been lucky so far not to have gotten them.  it has been months. I don't know what else to do to get this wound to heal. It's on her back and quite large.

 

She is a really sweet girl.

There is one answer and that answer (IMHO) is one word, Screwworms.  Go to TSC or some other farm supply store in Dixie and pick up a spray can of screwworm medicine.

I've seen those worms in cattle and this looks very different to me.

 

-Kathy

post #39 of 39

Screwworms are a New World fly species and they only reproduce on living flesh.

 

http://www.cfsph.iastate.edu/Factsheets/pdfs/screwworm_myiasis.pdf 

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