Bad dog attack injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Wolfefarmyard, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Wolfefarmyard

    Wolfefarmyard Crowing

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    Unfortunately a dog got a hold of our Turkey hen, Princess. She’s so sweet and is the flock leader.

    This morning we noticed that she was on our deck looking through the windows. When we went out we saw blood on her leg. So upon closer inspection, she’s got a huge injury on her lower back near her tail. It’s ripped open pretty good.

    We already rinsed it with water and sprayed lots of vetericyn on it. But what else should we be doing? I’ve never really dealt with an injury this large before.

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    Thank you
     

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    Wolfefarmyard Crowing

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  3. AmyJane725

    AmyJane725 Crowing

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    Sorry about Princess. Some alginate bandages could help.

    Could also pack the wound with sugar and neosporin and wrap it up. Be sure to keep the flies away or you’ll have bigger problems.

    P.S. Nice duck?
     
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  4. Wolfefarmyard

    Wolfefarmyard Crowing

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    Hmm, I’m trying to figure out how I could wrap it. If I were to, it would block her vent, so I can’t do that.
     
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    AmyJane725 Crowing

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    Oh. Hm. I’ve seen people wrap around the vent or cut a hole in the bandage. Could you take some pictures from further away so we can get our bearings.
     
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    Wolfefarmyard Crowing

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    Here you go:
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  7. Trimurtisan

    Trimurtisan Quack'tastical

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    @Wolfefarmyard I'm sorry to read about Princess. I do not have any experience but am going to follow along to learn with you.

    What is the purpose of the sugar?
     
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    AmyJane725 Crowing

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    Yeah, I’d definitely flush that out really really well, pack with antibiotic ointment and sugar and wrap it. Cut a hole in the bandages for her vent.
     
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    The sugar helps the body form granulation tissue and close the wound essentially.
     
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    Trimurtisan Quack'tastical

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    Okay, thank you. :)
     
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