HELP! Juvenile Saxony attacked

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Scarletpyxi, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Scarletpyxi

    Scarletpyxi Out Of The Brooder

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    My 3 1/2 month old male Saxony was attacked tonight by what may have been a fox or racoon. He is very calm right now but looks like he has a puncture wound on his head and some sort of bleeding at the top of his leg/on his side. The bleeding appears to have stopped but I am unsure about the best course of treatment/diagnosis of the injuries. If anyone can help me figure out a treatment plan and possible pain management I would be deeply grateful. He is walking fine and holding up his head and behaving relatively normally. I would really appreciate any suggestions.
     
  2. Scarletpyxi

    Scarletpyxi Out Of The Brooder

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    Apparently the leg wound is also a shallow puncture or very short scratch. I rinsed the wounds with warm water and Betadine and now I put him back with his sister because they both freaked out as soon as I separated them. I don't want to stress them out and she isn't messing with him at all, she just was worried : ( If anyone has any suggestions for me please let me know.
     
  3. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry your bird was attacked. I would flush the injuries well with plain saline solution and if bleeding is minimal just, put neosporin w/ pain reliever in and around the injuries. Keep it quite and hopefully it will heal quickly.
     
  4. Scarletpyxi

    Scarletpyxi Out Of The Brooder

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    What would work for pain relief? Thank you so much for replying...I was starting to panic!
     
  5. Scarletpyxi

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    The pain relief may also now be more needed because he has started to limp and keep his weight on the other foot, I can tell it is hurting for him to try and walk normally. I am also really worried about stressing him out too much while I apply meds but I don't know how to avoid stressing him too much.
     
  6. cowcreekgeek

    cowcreekgeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Visit the following post, which outlines treatment of the wounds, and review the entire thread: The victim's owner did an excellent job of relaying his AV's treatment of his hen, which had been badly attacked by a dog (80 stitches in all).

    As to pain relief? Aspirin can be given:

    Dissolve five (5 grain) aspirin tablets in one gallon of water.
    Offer this solution free-choice to the birds for the duration of an illness. The solution aspirin equivalent to 25 grains/gallon or 324 mg/gallon of drinking water. The dosage rate is about 25 mg/lb body weight per day.
     

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