Abscess on Buff Orpington Rooster's Breast, How do I treat?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hope Frazier, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. Hope Frazier

    Hope Frazier Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]My 4 month old buff has an abscess on his lower breast about the size of large walnut. This is not his crop. I would like some opinions on how to treat as vetrinary care is out unless it is an emergency. I have lanced abscesses on large livestock but never on poultry. Do i lance, leave it alone, how do i treat it? Any and suggestions are appreciated! Thank you in advance!!
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Usually an abscess is red and hot, from infection and the pus in it. That doesn't look red to me, but it's difficult to evaluate with pics. Lancing may be the way to go in an abscess which is full of pus. If it's not red or hot, lancing may just introduce germs into something that wasn't infected. You could see what some warm compresses would do.
     
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  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Ah, good thought.
     

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