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Barred Rock injured in dog attack

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WhitneyG7912, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. WhitneyG7912

    WhitneyG7912 Hatching

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    My BR was hurt badly by my dog Monday night. She has a severe neck wound that is slowly healing. My question is should it be stitched, or just left alone to heal? It was cleaned immediately after the attack, and I add antibacterial ointment multiple times a day. No sign of infection and she is eating and drinking again. Thanks!
     

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. It sounds as though you handled the first aid on the wound well. Dirty wounds like that should heal open from inside to out because of the bacteria inside. If you can post a picture it is always helpful to watch the progress as it heals. If you see any signs of infection (redness, pus, bad odor) then you may want to re-clean the wound with Betadine, and start antibiotics. Vets have the better ones, but penicillin G and Gallimycin (erythromycin) are available at feed stores.
     

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