I wanted to start this thread because I googled this over and over with no luck. And I was one of the unlucky ones to come home from vacation to find one of my emus with a giant wound and of course there were maggots in there as well. So lucky for me I have family and friends experienced in wound care on livestock and other animals. However I feel that emus are different considering that they have one of the toughest hides around. I have been taking pictures of the wound as I have been caring for it if anyone would like me to start a thread on the wound care once it is healed then I will gladly do that. I also wanted to see if anyone else has had to deal with wound care on their ratites before and what your experiences were with it. There just isn't any information provided on this. Not very many ratite owners are out there I suppose. I investigated the whole pasture and barn and the only explanation is the my goat somehow got one of my emus with his horn. The opening is just right behind his little useless wing, perfect goat height. Which after reading another thread on mixing emus with other livestock I have had my three emus in with two cows and a goat. They do chase my jack russell terrier from time to time but they don't mind the cats or the chickens in the least. But accidents do happen and that is what this thread is all about.