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Treatment for raccoon bite

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One of my roosters was attacked and killed by a raccoon last night.  This morning I discovered another rooster sustained a fairly substantial wound to the meaty part of his leg and am wondering if anyone has any thoughts on how to treat.  We are fairly certain that the raccoon was not rabid.

post #2 of 11

I never cease to be amazed at the injuries chickens can endure.  I would suggest you clean the injured area and apply an antibiotic ointment.  Depending upon the severity you may want to wrap the wound with an adhesive guaze to keep it clean.

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When having problems with chickens stop and think, what would Harlan do?
I've dealt with many thorns in my life and the flower is always worth the effort.

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post #3 of 11

I'd use peroxide once then something less- aggressive after that. I have Chlorhexidine Disinfectant Solution (see horse supplies) that I use, diluted to light blue.

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post #4 of 11

you shpuld try bluecoat spay it works really well

post #5 of 11

If it starts to get infected use pure honey and bandage it.. then keep him away from anywhere where he might attract ants.. I know it sounds strange.. But I have treated a lot of wounds with pure honey and it works wonders.

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Originally Posted by yinepu 

If it starts to get infected use pure honey and bandage it.. then keep him away from anywhere where he might attract ants...


or bears.  lau

When having problems with chickens stop and think, what would Harlan do?
I've dealt with many thorns in my life and the flower is always worth the effort.

6 Nest rollout nest box plans  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/287684/new-rollout-nest-design-picture-heavy-edited-1-21

Smoker plans http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/721017/opas-recirculating-smoker

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When having problems with chickens stop and think, what would Harlan do?
I've dealt with many thorns in my life and the flower is always worth the effort.

6 Nest rollout nest box plans  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/287684/new-rollout-nest-design-picture-heavy-edited-1-21

Smoker plans http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/721017/opas-recirculating-smoker

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post #7 of 11

The local feed stores carry an ointment called Furazone. I've used this stuff to treat all kinds of injuries to all kinds of animals (including a chicken that had a huge chunk torn out of it by a raccoon). Works great.

-S

post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Opa 
Quote:
Originally Posted by yinepu 

If it starts to get infected use pure honey and bandage it.. then keep him away from anywhere where he might attract ants...


or bears.  lau


yeah go ahead and laugh... but i've had lots of success with honey.. and haven't seen a bear yet! big_smile

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I don't have poultry.. I have mini feathered velociraptors
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Sexing Emu Chicks   Our Hoop Coop build   Blowing Out Emu Eggs for Crafting 

 

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post #9 of 11

awww poor thing....I would be treatin that raccoon with some lead!!  rant

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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by yinepu 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Opa 
Quote:
Originally Posted by yinepu 

If it starts to get infected use pure honey and bandage it.. then keep him away from anywhere where he might attract ants...


or bears.  lau


yeah go ahead and laugh... but i've had lots of success with honey.. and haven't seen a bear yet! big_smile


Well I have elephant repellent in my Peanut Butter... never seen an elephant any closer then downtown.

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