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Have I used the wrong medicine?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Runamuckranch1, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. Runamuckranch1

    Runamuckranch1 In the Brooder

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    I put Neosporin on my chickens wound from an attack, it has the pain relief feature, is that a bad idea?
     

  2. SunkenRoadFarms

    SunkenRoadFarms Chirping

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    Yes, it can be fatal to chickens. I would clean the wound well with warm water and mild soap to remove the ointment, then redress with either regular neosprine or Vetericyn.
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Products containing benzocaine, lidocaine, pramoxine, and other pain killers such as ones in Bactine, can be toxic if too much is given. It's best to avoid them if possible. Your chicken is probably fine, but use the plain Neosporin or Triple Antibiotic ointment instead.
     

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