EMERGENCY!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by luckyducky, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. luckyducky

    luckyducky Out Of The Brooder

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    Can someone please give me some advice? Our Dachshound attacked one of my buff orps. Her skin of her neck is torn off, exposing her ligaments and muscle, I am not sure if she will survive the night, but, is there anything I can do for her?
    PLease help!
     
  2. chickiepoo

    chickiepoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohmigosh! I can't be any help, I hope you get some advice soon! Hope it goes well!
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Clean the wound with saline solution, then smear on an antibiotic ointment such as neosporin.

    Keep her in a dark warm place to prevent shock.

    Make sure she has access to food, give some aspirin disolved in water for pain.
     
  4. luckyducky

    luckyducky Out Of The Brooder

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    How much aspirin?

    I have baby aspirin only
    80 mg
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  5. ole-crone

    ole-crone Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aspirin - no idea about a chicken, but a small cat gets 1/2 of a child's aspirin every other day for arthritis. You might do a search, there is probably a thread somewhere on byc that gives things like that.
     
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    I can't remember right off, I think it was 1 regular aspirin per qt of water, but you'll need someone to verify that.

    You'll get better responses faster if you post this in the emergencies/injuries section.
     
  7. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    5 plain aspirin to a gallon of water.
     
  8. luckyducky

    luckyducky Out Of The Brooder

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    You are correct, I should have posted this in chicken emergencies, thought I was, I am kind of shaken up, this just happened before I posted.
    I have mixed the baby aspirin with a couple cups of water, but, she isn't drinking ( no surprise there I guess). I have her in the bathroom and if she survives I guess she will be there until she heals, I have seen what chickens do to other chickens when they see blood.
    This is our wildest chicken, not at all friendly, if she makes it, I am sure she will be much friendlier, considering the amount of hands on she will get.
     
  9. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    I had a hen that got caught on a fence and tore the skin off of her neck, I was afraid I'd have to put her down, but treated her as I described above and the skin grew back and she is doing fine now.

    Hope yours fares as well. [​IMG]
     
  10. luckyducky

    luckyducky Out Of The Brooder

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    well, Saffron our chicken is still alive, but, she isn't eating [​IMG]
    I know she is traumatized, I just hope she pulls out of it. I was thinking last night, I could suture her neck together, ( just took my suture class 2 weeks ago, getting loads of practice!) but, I figured that would be even more traumatic for her, and I know she can heal by secondary intention. Just wanted to let youall know, thanks for the help!!!
     

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