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Air escaping from puncture wound- please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Noobchick, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. Noobchick

    Noobchick Songster

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    Just found a deep puncture wound on my year old Ameraucana rooster. I suspect it's from my other rooster. It looks like it was done today.

    This is my first puncture wound so I could use you guys' advice. I have him separated and was about to flush the wound when I noticed that every time he makes a vocal sound, air puffs out of the wound. Is this normal??

    I'm worried one of his air sacs got punctured or something and I'll drown him by flushing the wound. Is this possible?

    Any advice would be really appreciated
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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    It does sound like an air sac has been punctured. I would try to get him to a vet, but the best thing I can tell you is to put a generous amount of Neosporin/bacitracin/or other antibiotic ointment on a piece or gauze or a cotton pad, and hold it against the wound to seal the air sac from leaking. Use vaseline if the AB ointment isn't available. Don't flush the wound, but just use a bit of Betadine or iodine to wipe it off before applying the gauze. Usually when this happens in a person with a sucking air wound, the wound is stitched with a suture, so holding the seal is all I can offer. I hope someone else with more knowledge will pipe up here.
     
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  3. Noobchick

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    Thank you so much for your help! I used some slightly diluted hydrogen peroxide and wiped off what I could. Also isolated him, of course, inside because flies are horrible here right now. He seems to be doing better already. I dont hear air hissing out of him anymore, but I think I'll keep him inside and isolated for at least another week to let the internal part of the wound heal.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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    I'm glad that he is better, and I hope he fully recovers. Thanks for the update.
     

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