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Hen attacked by dog thursday, need advice on gangrene

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AuntFancy, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. AuntFancy

    AuntFancy Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen was attcked by a dog on thursday. She is eating and drinking, on injectable antibiotics, wound washed with vetrimyacin and chlorahexa-something repeatedly. Was advised to put clay bandage on her (redmond clay) to suck out toxins and keep out other things.

    But, when i washed the clay it away today to change it, i saw that she has greenish discoloration in two areas. I was never able to flush tooth punctures as they were scabbed and closed by time i found her that night. I am not sure i did enough for her, honestly. She is eating and drinking. Not overly lethargic. Wound does not smell. Smells like dinner (raw chicken).

    What to do? Suggestions? Will this cut heal and grow feathers? Is this gangrene? Where to go from here?
     
  2. Lelilamom

    Lelilamom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's probably bruising. My turkeys look like this when they fall off their roost (no joke, they are clumsy). It goes away after a week or so. Definitely keep an eye on it, but I think you are doing all you can and should.

    One of my hens is in the basement infirmary right now after our beagle attacked her. Ripped all her back feathers and flesh off. There was some greenish discoloration yesterday but today it's more yellowish. She was walking around a patch of grass and flapping her wings a bit while I changed her straw today.

    I don't know what behavior is when infection like that sets in, so maybe do research on that - but if her behavior improves, my hope is that she's out of woods.
     
  3. AuntFancy

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    Here are the pics. Looks shiny because just put new chlorahexane spray on.
     
  4. AuntFancy

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    did you see pics? Still think ok?
     
  5. Lelilamom

    Lelilamom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like bruising to me. Gangrene has a really bad smell. Keep up the antibiotics. Hopefully someone else weighs in.
     
  6. AuntFancy

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    Thanks leliamom.

    How long would you keep a chicken on noromyacin? Says max 4 days on swine....

    Anyone else have an opinion on any of this?
     
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  7. AuntFancy

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    Still no smell,or excessive pus. Not gsngrene. How long to leave on antibiotic? Noromyacin...
     
  8. Sonya9

    Sonya9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Once the would scabs over you probably don't need to keep slathering on the ointments.
     
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