Guinea attacked by dog/7 left/ will they be ok in confinement?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hope Frazier, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. Hope Frazier

    Hope Frazier Out Of The Brooder

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    This morning my group of 8 guineas wondered two blocks away from my home and 1 was attacked by a dog. I wrapped it in a towel and put it in a cage with some water. It seems to just have a gash on its back but no bones seem to be broken. I did not want to mess with it too much as it was starting to get agitated. Should I put antibiotics in its water or just electrolytes? what about pain medication? Any advice would be appreciated. I had to go to work today so I will have to hope for the best until I get home at about 6.
    My second question is about the other 7. Do guineas do well in confinement? I would hate to have to butcher them but it does not seem like I have a choice if they are just going to get picked off by dogs. I was thinking of building a chicken tractor for them out of pallets i have lying around so I can continuously move them around. I have no idea how to build one but if any one has ideas or pictures I would appreciate that help as well. Thank you in advance!!
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

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    I'm not the expert on Guineas in confinement and stuff. I would suggest asking that in the Guinea section on BYC. You need to give her some Blue-Kote to seal up the wound to prevent too much of a loss of blood and to seal the wound to prevent infection. Hope she gets better soon!
     
  3. Hope Frazier

    Hope Frazier Out Of The Brooder

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    I placed this same thread in the guinea section, Thank you for the advice. The wound was not gushing just a really bad rip in the skin. I will have to treat with triple antibiotics until I can get to TSC to get blu kote.
     

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