Bleeding won't stop, please help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Justuschicks, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. Justuschicks

    Justuschicks Songster

    Sep 19, 2010
    Keswick, Virginia
    My polish roo some how tore his wattle in half. My husband and I flushed it and cut it the rest of the way off. I applied blood stop and it stopped it in places but there is still one spot that won't stop and it just pours out when I take off pressure. I tried neosporin after the blood stop didn't work, then I applied pressure off and on for over an hour. My husband went online and someone suggested super glue so I tried that. It seems to be working a little, but the blood just seeps under the glue and up thru where the glue ends. I have in a small dog house w/ food and water, but he keeps shaking his head and I have a feeling the glue will fail at any moment. I don't know what else to do. I don't feel like I am able to burn the wound closed with anything hot enough. Wish I had a soddering iron. Any other suggestions??? Please help! He has lost quite a bit of blood.

    Update:glue failed. applying pressure now...waiting for a response.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2011

  2. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Songster

    Sep 6, 2011
    Lancaster, PA
    Sounds like your doing a good job, some places sell powder to stop bleeding for people, don't know if that would help. Good luck, and hope someone else who knows more on the subject sees this!
  3. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Crowing

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    Someone on her got a spoon really hot and cauterized a wound that way.
  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    Quote:or, they sell styptic sticks in the shaving department for men if they nick while shaving. I've never used it but a surgical office I worked in years ago used them and they worked well.

  5. shober

    shober Songster

    Aug 8, 2011
    What about a septic pencil? That might work.[​IMG] the cauterizing spoon sounds good too! Good luck! It sounds like you are doing a good job already. Happy Thanksgiving!![​IMG]
  6. Justuschicks

    Justuschicks Songster

    Sep 19, 2010
    Keswick, Virginia
    I thought about heating something up but I figure it has to be real hot otherwise it will just burn and make matters worse. I applied pressure w/ cream of tartar for about 10min and put him out on the deck. It is real windy, hoping that it will help it dry.
  7. Vitamin K tablets will thicken the blood. I give my fowl one tablet 1/2 hour before dubbing. Also, common baking flour is as good as any blood stop product. I apply a feather to the wound and then coat it with flour. Bleeding like that is a real nuisance. Hope ya get it stopped........Pop
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2011

  8. mysweetgypsy

    mysweetgypsy Chirping

    May 1, 2011
    We've used cornstarch in the past. ? Good luck
  9. Justuschicks

    Justuschicks Songster

    Sep 19, 2010
    Keswick, Virginia
    The cream of tartar and cool breeze ended up doing the trick. He was out on the deck crowing his punk rocker crow all afternoon, so I think he is feeling better as well. I have him in his own private suite tonight (and probably for the next week), away from his ladies so that he can heal. I think I will give him a penicillin shot tomorrow to keep down any chanced of infection. I had put ointment on it during the whole catastrophe but I think I will wait until I know it is a sealed up before I start the antibiotic ointment topically. What a nightmare! There was blood everywhere. If someone had come over I think they would have been looking for a body. lol Happy Thanksgiving Y'all and thank you for the help and support.

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  10. Sparkling

    Sparkling Chirping

    May 26, 2013
    Thank you for your replies to this thread. I had a rooster with bleeding wattles at bedtime check, daughter thinks the two roosters were fighting. When I put No-Pick lotion on it the wattles started gushing blood and wouldn't stop. I had some cream of tartar and we applied that and the bleeding stopped. I was worried that cream of tartar might be toxic to chickens or something so I was glad to see someone else used it and it worked. Thank you!

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