advice please - is this an infection or ?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lemenu, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. lemenu

    lemenu Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    One of my leghorns got her leg stuck last tues in between two boards & it scraped her scales off.
    we disinfected it with rubbing alcohol, put antibiotic ointment on it, wrapped the leg in gauze, tape and put her in a separate cage for 3 days.

    She's been walking around, eating and limping a bit. sitting down more than usual.

    Today i took her bandage off, most of the wound seems to be getting better except for this lump. it doesn't seem to be hot, but i redid the cleaning & ointment anyways. She's still limping at bit.
    Does anyone know what that growth might be ? Should i put her back in a separate cage ? (being isolated always seems to stress them out so much).

    Thank you !

    m
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  2. AlicesSilkies

    AlicesSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am not an expert or anything, but it looks like it could be scar tissue, i would re-bandage it and out her back in with the others.

    Hope that helps
    Good luck
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  3. lemenu

    lemenu Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks, though i don't think it's scar tissue because there was no cut in that area.
    here's a pic of the injury last week before that growth showed up.
    i'm hoping the ointment, bandage and time will resolve everything and she's back to laying soon, as with all the injured and sick hens out there :)

    m

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