guinea attacked by coon

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KaoticKritters, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. KaoticKritters

    KaoticKritters Out Of The Brooder

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    bout 20 min ago heard alot of loud noises outside guinea was being attacked by coon now has big hole in back what to do?
     
  2. GloriaH

    GloriaH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Clean out the wound with saline solution, if you don't have that warm water will do in a pinch. Dry the wound and put some antibiotic cream on it. Can you post a picture of the wound? Also some electralites (sp) in the water will help. I don't know much about Guinea's. Can you keep it inside in the warm and dry?
     
  3. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    can you see organs or "just" gash? is it laying down or interested in being up and about? does it seem alert? show interest in food or water? does it pee or poop?


    if it is too far gone, can be best to humanely kill. BUT if it still has interest, then a chance. i believe in chances.

    GOOD LUCK.
     
  4. KaoticKritters

    KaoticKritters Out Of The Brooder

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    have it inside now wound is clean dont have a cam. put a full tube of neosporen in it didn't know what else to do big bite gone from the side of his back about the size of a golfball not moving very much but does't look stressed
     
  5. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    ow. gee.

    keep with him. not looking stressed could also be shock. glad wound is clean. does he pay attention to things?
     
  6. KaoticKritters

    KaoticKritters Out Of The Brooder

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    still alert and watching me looks like hes drinking water realing cant tell everytime i move he stops and stares off
     
  7. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    alert is good. so is drinking water. stoping and staring off sounds like shock to me. i may have to get off for while, but will still read your posts, promise.

    take care. hang in there.
     
  8. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    The BEST thing right now for him is dark, and quiet and warm. At least for the first 12 hrs or so. I just went through something similar with a hen, from the neighbors little girl. She brought her over, wanted me to " make her better" When I lifted the wing, her innards were hanging out. [​IMG] The first 12 hrs, she was in a dark cage....warm, with water. The next morning....I flushed the wound...pushed her innards back inside...and slathered it really well with neosporin. She had several puncture woulds as well. I could hear breath sounds...punctured lung I am thinking. I put her back in a dark cage...and offered her water...and crumbles for the next 24 hrs. Then daily, just cleaned the wound..added more neosporin...baby vitamins( liquid ) and boiled egg yolk, with her water and feed. That was just over a month ago, and she is back outside, doing great! Good luck with your little one...you have my prayers.!
     
  9. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    that is so amzing you were able to save the bird. good adbvice in deed.
     
  10. Tony O

    Tony O Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Last summer I had a guinea get ran over. (The *&%*@# never even slowed down) I just knew he was dead. He was laying in the road with a broken leg and a hole in his back where the vehicle caught it. About 4" of skin & feathers missing. He moved a little bit when I picked him up, so I brought him in. I fed him high protein feed & put vitamins & anti-biotics in his drinking water. These were placed one on each side of his head so he wouldn't have to move to eat. He still limps, but is now back out with all his friends doing just fine.
     

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