dog attack victim

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by deatonchicks, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. deatonchicks

    deatonchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    My husband forgot that our Jack Russell Terrier was still out this morning when he let the chicks out. She jumped on one of our 3 month old Aracauna roosters. She didn't bite him, but he's not really moving a whole lot. We have him in a box in the garage with food and water. He's just kind of laying on his side...earlier he wasn't moving at all, just breathing. Now he's at least moving his head around, but I don't think he's moving his legs at all. I know that shock will kind of paralyze chickens, but does anyone know how long it lasts? Or when we should see more improvement? I want to give the little guy a fair chance, but I don't want him to suffer.
     
  2. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    I always give vitamin/electrolyte solution to animals in shock. I would put him someplace where you are going to be able to keep on eye and ear on him for at least 24 hours. Check his droppings to make sure they are not bloody (indicating internal bleeding).
     
  3. deatonchicks

    deatonchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    The garage is right off of our kitchen, and I've been going out about every hour to check on him. I'm not sure if my husband put electrolytes in his water...still waiting to hear back from him at work. His droppings aren't bloody, so that's a good sign.
     
  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    What are your temps. An animal in shock needs to be kept warm or they can pass on.

    Hopefully, it's just shock and he will be fine. [​IMG]
     

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