Edited by casportpony - 1/5/16 at 9:28am
So what's the new thread called? I need to find it!
SFH, Isabelle leghorns and lovely Silverudd Blue (formerly called Blue Isbar)
-Silver Ameraucana, Queen Silvia and East Frisian Gull. Eggs fall 2016.
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Here is a good way to make a hospital cage:
Anyone want to write up something for this thread? Please?
Updated with new injection site picture!
Wound care is something I specialize in (in HUMANS LOL!)! So if you don't mind I would like to share current nursing guidelines for woundcare :) Current standards for wound have changed DRASTICALLY through the years. One thing to keep in mind when trying to heal any wound is you want HEALTHY CELLS TO PROLIFERATE and bad bacteria to go away. Current research (with HUMANS AGAIN LOL!) have found healthy cells do not like betadine, chlorhexidine, or peroxide. What they do like is SALINE and lots of it :) So what we do is flush the wound thoroughly with saline preferably with a needle on the end to create more pressure to help push the bacteria out. To help cells proliferate, you want to keep a nice MOIST environment for them so even in humans we see the fastest and best healing using HYDROGELS. For animals, Vetericyn Hydrogel is just about the best thing out there! I have used it on myself and my dog and this stuff will heal MAJOR wounds up very quickly. Vetericyn is effective against MRSA and MDRO (MRSA= Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureous. MDRO= Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms) as well. Betadine can still be used for wounds that are closed and need to be dried. Chlorhexidine is a broad spectrum antimicrobial that we use to clean the skin prior to surgeries and IV insertions. The major thing wound be to maintain a clean environment for the chickens while healing. But remember, if the germs are "self" then you won't have any negative effects to wound healing.