Acceptable anticeptics for young chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WadeMD, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. WadeMD

    WadeMD Songster

    Dec 16, 2009
    near Frederick, MD
    A friend's dog managed to mouth one of my 9 week old pullets. It tore the skin on her thigh. There isn't enough there to stitch, so I intend to keep it clean and keep her isolated until it heals over. The bleeding was fairly minor, but the risk of infection is high. I washed the wound with sterile saline, then coated it in an antiseptic. I have also added erythro to her water for a systemic.

    So... my question is: What antibacterials are acceptable for surface use on chickens?

    Storey's guide lists betadyne and Neosporin.

    Are you aware of others? Have you used them?
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Glen St Mary, Florida
    I have used betadine as a flush for wounds and neosporin with success. I keep applying the neosporin til the wound is healed. Minor scrapes and scratches you can also use Blu-Kote, but not for punctures, serious cuts nor burns. I never give mine antibiotics for internal use.

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