GOOD UPDATE,MAGGOTS ON BUFFY!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by countrygirl4513, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my gosh, I've tried so hard and the maggots are on my sweet Buffy!!! I flushed them with the saline using the squirt bottle to get under the good skin. And picked off what I could.But I know they are relentless. I sprayed her good with Blukote. But the wound is full of pus! I don't know what else to do. The others don't even have the maggots. Not even the brahma. And she is a 100 times worse than Buffy. I'm too a point with the Brahma that I feel I need to put her out of her misery. But she is eating and drinking and walking around. Someone please advise. I don't know what else to do. Please help!!!!!!
     
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  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Unless your Brahma is suffering, just laying around and not eating or drinking, then let things stay as they are.
    As for Buffy, make sure you get all the maggots out. Find an antibiotic for her water, BlueKote is an antibiotic so that will help too.
     
  3. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Spotted Crow
    I just came in from picking more off of her, with tweezers. I doused her good with Neosporin hoping to suffocate those nasty things.

    Edited to add: Those dang nasty things are under her good skin. I can push on her skin and they just pop out from underneath it. They are hideous!!!!!!! How often should I check her?
     
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  4. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I worked as a CVT for 9 years, personally I always got maggots out by drowning them.... if possible we would either hold the animals body part in water, or pour hydrogen peroxide over the wound to flush it out. After most of them exited, I would then use a flea comb to comb out the rest. You cant get them all but you just have to keep doing it until it seems under control. I would recommend she be inside if she isnt already... I doubt she is in any extra pain due to the maggots. I would give up yet.
     
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  5. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I checked her this morning and NO SIGN OF A MAGGOT!!!!!!!! I must have done the right thing last night. I'm so happy for her. I'm gonna give them a nice nutritious treat in just a minute!!! Mixing up rice, boiled egg, peas and carrots. Maybe the starch etc. will boost their immune system to just keep on going strong.
     
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  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

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    That's awesome news!
     
  7. Wolfpacker

    Wolfpacker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's good news, but keep checking often. I thought I had them all off of Chicken Matthews and then they'd pop out from under the skin. Happened about three times before I realized I just couldn't get them all and had to take her to the vet.
     
  8. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I noticed one of their hiding spots is under the good skin. They were packed in their like sardines. I thought my DH was gonna pass out watching me remove them. He just hasn't got the stomach for such things. I told him... (no offense to you men on the forum) sometimes it just takes being a mother before you can tolerate gross stuff. That's why God made women to have babies and not men. Women are just more tolerable of crap!!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Yep! LOL
    There was a joke that you can tell a real mother when a kid gets sick in a restaurant and she keeps eating or if her own kid gets sick and she catches it.
     
  10. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Sorry. Got 2 kids, but around me no one is ever sick all alone. I swear I could hurl just watching someone do it on tv. Pretty sad.

    And yet, I've picked wounds clean before. Blood and stuff like that doesn't bug me too much.
    Grandpa used to have me make a salve out of crisco & sulfer to rub into his coon dog's wounds. I was supposed to add enough sulfer to make the crisco look like butter when it was all mixed up. Nothing that got that spread onto a wound had trouble with maggots. Don't know that anyone doctors like that any more, though. Grandpa grew up in pre-Neosporin days....
     
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