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Help!!! Hawk Attack-Eye Injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PertyGertie, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. PertyGertie

    PertyGertie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Olive Egger was attacked by a hawk tonight before sunset. She has a bruised shoulder, a lot of feathers pulled out and an injured eye. When I found her after the attack her eye was blood red. Should I put polysporin in her eye to keep infection at bay until I can get her to the vet tomorrow?
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    Last edited: Apr 11, 2016
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I would flush it out with saline. The ointment may prevent the vet from seeing into the eye and doing a proper exam in the morning. If it's going to be later in the day, it may be okay. All ointments are thick petroleum based products, and although they are good for treatment, they can make the exam harder to perform.
     
  3. PertyGertie

    PertyGertie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much! Will do the saline flush tonight.
     

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