EMERGENCY broken leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KalisCoop, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. casportpony

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    Fractures in animals need to have the joints above and below the fracture immobilized.

    -Kathy
     
  2. bucklesR

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    We have done that. I am asking specifically about the swelling. How long should it last and is there anything we can do to manage it other than icing it and giving her aspirin.
     
  3. casportpony

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    Could take many days for the swellling to go down. Never used aspirin or ice on mine, so can't comment on that, I just splint them and let them be until I think they're healed.

    -Kathy
     
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  4. ten chicks

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    Swelling can take days/week to go down. You mentioned she has a wound,are you sure there is not infection which might explain why her leg is so hot? Yes,you can give baby aspirin 81mg or a reg 325mg aspirin,dose is 25mg per lb of body weight,i give aspirin and it does help with pain/swelling,may make her sleepy. Most important,make sure she is eating/drinking.

    In answer to your question about liquid aspirin baby drops,what kind are you using,i am only familiar with tablet form of aspirin. I have never seen baby aspirin drops only tylenol. I cannot comment on tylenol if that is what you have. I never use tylenol as it cannot be given to cats/dogs(toxic)i do not give it to any animal. Sorry this answer was meant for Chisandchicks.posted on your thread by mistake,my apologies.
     
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  5. chisandchicks

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    Can one use baby aspirin in drop form to ease the pain?
    When splinting in this area do you go around the body to hold all in place?
    (My mom's chicken has a broken leg from an over zealous German Shepherd pup; not a mea dog, at all - she just didn't know that chickens aren't toys. Sheesh....)
    * I take my pitbull puppy (4 months old now) and my 2 [little] Chihuahuas into the chicken pen with me when I go in and I am blessed to tell y'all that I have no problems as of yet! Most of the chickens are bigger than my Chihuahuas though! lol. The pit-pup has been going in the pen with me since we got him at 7 weeks old.
     
  6. ten chicks

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    Sorry i posted answer to question in the above thread,did not realize that i was not answering the above question,but a different one.
     
  7. chisandchicks

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    I found one of my roosters stuck in a bunch of torn tarp -- Goodness what a mess; he had himself all twisted up in it! I got him out (feeling like a horrible mom!) His foot is a mess! The swelling is finally going down (about 10 days now) and the skin that is dead is starting to peel but not looking all nasty like it did at first
    (new skin I suppose...?)
    I am seeing any one toe that is still moving and the others are not -- stiff and all, dark in color. His little toe is shriveled up. He is eating and drinking - just not gaining weight as fast as I would like, but you know how it is - I want him to heal now!
    All I did was keep it clean; put peroxide and antibiotic ointment on it, (kept him by himself to for a couple of days because I didn't want the others to tear him up.) So far, so good. I figure if he hasn't gone to heaven by now he's gonna make it, eh? lol.
    Don't know if this helps anyone, but I hope so.
    God bless you all!!!!
     
  8. casportpony

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    Using first aid tape or using the vet wrap.
     

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