Dog attack. When to cull? (Graphic pics)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by campingshaws, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    Take an eye dropper or plastic pipette full of water. Put a drop or two on the top of his beak. It will run down into his mouth and he will swallow it. It takes a minute or two to get him to take the whole dropper full, but it is the safest way to get him to take fluids without it going into his lungs.

    If he is eating anything, you can take a bit of bread soaked in water. He might eat that on his own, getting some water, too.
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blukote
    vetericyn
    betadine
    these are all good choices
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    The safest least stressfully way to get fluids into a bird that's not drinking is to tube them. A six pound rooster probably needs at least 135 ml of fluids per day to stay hydrated.

    -Kathy
     
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  4. campingshaws

    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Thanks Kathy. I went ahead and applied the blu-kote this morning. Someone told me that it's not good for punctures maybe? Or maybe that was just a preference. Anyway, I ised it on the coyote attack with great results, so I'm using it again.

    Does plucking hurt them? I trimmed a bit but couldn't remember which feathers have blood in them.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Don't think plucking hurts them too much. Just do one at a time, pluck in the direction the feather is growing. If it looks like plucking might damage the skin, trim it. I'm also not sure which feathers have blood... Need to look into that.

    Do you have him in a warm room?

    -Kathy
     
  6. campingshaws

    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Yes, he's in the bathroom with the heater running.
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Is he looking better?

    -Kathy
     
  8. campingshaws

    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    He's standing, which is better than laying. Yesterday his legs wouldn't hold weight. His skin looked more purple than yesterday, but then I sprayed him with blukote. Now everything is indigo colored, which is a drawback of blukote.
     
  9. mg15

    mg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Nice links, thanks!
     

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