Guinea leg injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jcatblum, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. jcatblum

    jcatblum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Posted in guinea forum, but figure someone might be able to help here. This is a new to me guinea. Picked her up yesterday. used the net to catch her once I got her in the cage the others were stepping on her as she stayed low to the ground. Today she was limping. Tonight after everyone was on the roost I went in & looked closer. Not sure if t is broke or just wounded. Dh thinks it looks like a growth, I think it is swollen. Who knows! I received these guineas because predators were getting them. Not sure if something had gotten her & the previous owner didnt know. I have no idea how old the wound is. We washed it, put tee tree oil & now she is in a cage in my bathroom

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  2. savingpurple

    savingpurple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I am too new to be of any help, but wish you the best with your new arrival.
     
  3. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks ugly, looks like an abcess that needs debridement. Also looks like it will need antibiotics. At the very least I'd get the debridement done then pack it with triple antibiotic ointment without pain killer. Could be a staph infection so make sure to wear gloves and wash your hands well. So high up on the leg I worry about it spreading and though I don't normally recommend antibiotics, I definitely think this would be a good time for one. Definitely didn't happen on your watch though. Good luck
     
  4. jcatblum

    jcatblum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about tylan 50-- I have that in hand can do Injections once dh gets home. She is pretty calm for a guinea, but still don't think I could do the injection without someone to hold her. Thought about packing it with honey-- raw honey.
     

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