Attack by dog

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Teddy014, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. Teddy014

    Teddy014 In the Brooder

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    HELP!!!
    One of my ladies looks like she was attacked by my dog. Two of our girls got out and appear to be ok but one was still in the coop but looks like she might have made an attempt to get out and got stuck and the dog has got to her. She was in the coop when we got home. She looks like she has a big chunk missing. I am really worried that it’s not just superficial and she could be missing meat and vital organs. E1A17B1D-8490-4257-90E8-D4CB66E26D3C.jpeg D5238B1E-17F4-4AED-84D8-ACA87A9A2D59.jpeg E1A17B1D-8490-4257-90E8-D4CB66E26D3C.jpeg D5238B1E-17F4-4AED-84D8-ACA87A9A2D59.jpeg She has been out eating and drinking but i can’t inspect closely because her wing is sensitive. The vets are closed and it is Friday night.
     
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  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Gently flush/clean the wound with a 50/50 mixture betadine and water, pat dry as best as you can and apply neosporin.
    If possible, you can snugly wrap a towel around her to treat her accordingly. You can give her 1/2 ibuprofen tablet to help reduce pain and swelling.
     
  3. Where are you located? I have that it’s early Friday morning here on USA west coast. Are you in Australia?
     
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  4. Teddy014

    Teddy014 In the Brooder

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    Hi, yes in Australia.
     
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  5. Teddy014

    Teddy014 In the Brooder

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    Thanks, we have cleaned the area with saline. We are in Australia so we don’t have neosporin but I did and search and I can get an equivalent called Tarcin. I can get that when the shops open. I wondered about pain relief so I will try the ibuprofen. She was so good when we flushed the wound.
     
  6. glassdragonfly

    glassdragonfly Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome :hugsPoor girl! Chickens are great healers! Be sure to keep her separated from the rest of the flock to avoid peeking of the wound. They can see each other but not touch.
     
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  7. slordaz

    slordaz hatchaholic

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    Ibuprohen isn't good for chickens, Dawg53 may know something else you can give.
    Or @Eggcessive

    So sorry your girl got hurt.
     
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  8. kellyhubb

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    You really ought to bring her to see a vet. Dogs carry bacteria in their mouth which is deadly to chickens. If she doesn't die from the wound, she'll die from that. Here is a case story about it - http://www.poultrydvm.com/cases/goldie
     
  9. slordaz

    slordaz hatchaholic

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    They are in a different country and may not have access to a vet. Not everyone has access to a vet that will treat chickens even in the US. so unless your going to post something helpful quit posting that they have to get them to a vet, while it would be nice sometimes just not doable.
     
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  10. dawg53

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    Ibuprofen CAN be used in chickens. I've used it in birds over the years...better than aspirin especially if there's internal bleeding.
     

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