Help - fly eggs in badger bite

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Al_pal, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. Al_pal

    Al_pal Hatching

    Jul 21, 2019
    help !!
    Hi all I’m new here ,
    Last night a badger got into my coup and got one of my hens we disturbed him and he left my cockerel. But he has a wound to the side of his face and top of his head .
    We have tonight managed to clean it with salt water and give him a drink
    But there is already loads of fly eggs in the wound I tried to get a lot out but I couldn’t get to all and didn’t want to poke around to much in what is probably a very sore wound .
    My question is how to I get ride of these eggs before they all turn to maggots ??
    And what is best to treat him going forward ?

    Thanks so much for your help
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Crossing the Road

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    Welcome! You have no time, so treat him tonight! He''ll have maggots tomorrow otherwise.
    I'd wear gloves, and wash it out with Dawn dish soap, nolvasan, mild flea soap, or something. Remove EVERY egg, and look elsewhere on him for more eggs. There likely will be more. The, apply wound dressing, and spray with permethrin, especially if you didn't use a flea product.
    Keep him indoors away from the flies until this is healing well.
    There will be more advice here, and the most important thing is FAST action!
    ChickNanny13 likes this.

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