Coyote bite...penicillin?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickcrazyNC, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. chickcrazyNC

    chickcrazyNC Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 26, 2014
    Hi! My Cochin got bit by a coyote about 6 days ago. I had her inside and cleaned her up within minutes of it happening and have bandaged and cleaned it twice a day since. As far as I can tell it isn't infected, but the "meat" and skin is kind of yellow looking. Her comb and wattles are still a good red color and she's eating, drinking, and even laying normally. I picked up some penicillin today and am wondering, at this point, if I should give it as a preventative against infection or just wait and only give it if I see signs of infection. She is missing about 2" of skin on her back.

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