How do you stop a bleeding umbilical cord?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Farmer Connie, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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    3 hour old chick. Bleeding right at the Cord's beginning. Blood will not coagulate. Count down to fatality has begun. Any ideas?
    Yes it hatched on it's own. Was not bleeding until it was in the brooder for an hour. I am at a loss for a solution. Thanks in advance
     
  2. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    little moist corn starch applied if it still alive
     
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    I've heard of cold water also working, but i think corn starch is better
     
  4. cow whisperer

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    Stypic powder or pressure
     
  5. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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    Used a powder coagulate we use on our boars after castration. Worked great. Inspired by the cornstarch suggestion. Thank you.
     
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    I use cornstarch...I have a saucer by my incubator during hatching and just dip the umbilical if needed...Works every time ....
     
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  7. NorthTexasWink

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    Cream of tartar and alum (from the spice isle or baking supplies) both work too. I know I'm late seeing this thread, but replied in case someone down the line needs the info and does a search.

    Funny (and long) related story: my baby brother got four "lambs" delivered for his FFA project one year. He lived with me on my small farm at the time. I'd never had sheep nor paid them much mind, so I was expecting cute tiny curly haired little babies with twitching tails that would follow us around like puppies. He was at band practice when I got home from my day job in a fancy office where pantyhose, dresses, and high heels were required. The lamb delivery was right behind me. BIG SHEEP! With little horns even! :eek: The man unloaded them into the big pen we'd built from an abandoned pig shed and promptly left to deliver other FFA projects. Before the water trough had finished filling, one of the wild crazy animals launched himself into the wire fence, hooked a horn and ripped it off, blood flying everywhere from the pulpy flesh inside that hard covering. All four sheep are screaming and jumping around, bouncing off the wire and nearly breaking through the wood shed. I run to the phone to call our vet. He tells me to put alum on it to stop the bleeding. Five seconds later I am running around in the pen wearing my heels and pantyhose, clutching a tiny spice can and trying to sprinkle alum on this wild ram's head while blood sprays everywhere. Oh, and yes I am crying and my makeup is running, hairpins falling out, dress snagging and tearing on wire. Water trough is overflowing so mud hole starts forming, I'm able to wrestle the smelly thing to its knees long enough to rip the plastic cover off the spice tin WITH MY TEETH and dump its contents over top of his head. It appears to sting a bit and he throws his head hard into my chest, and I'm sure you've already guessed that I fell on my behind into the mud. The alum did stop the bleeding immediately. I'm hosing myself off next to the pen when baby bro rolls in. He looks at me, the pen of sheep, grins. "My lambs got here!" He strolls on into the house like nothing seems strange about me taking an outdoor hose shower in a torn dress and pumps. :barnie
     
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  8. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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    We raise Nigerian Goats. A month ago a baby doe had her head thru the fence thinking the grass tastes better on the other side. One of dogs raced by to chase off some cow birds and the baby doe panicked and violently pulled back and hooked her horn. Did not pull it off but blood went everywhere. She is snow white colored so is her nanny mom. She ran to her mother and they instantly were drenched in blood. I had to corner her to inspect the wound and seen it wasn't in a hurry to stop bleeding. I ran and grabbed our wonder dust bottle my hubby uses after surgical castration on our baby boars. It stopped the bleeding within a couple mins.
    She is fine today and the horn stopped the little wiggle it had the day of the freak insistent.
    Since then we installed a low voltage hot wire that pulses a shock to aid with training the young ones to stay clear of the perimeter and keeping the older ones from stretching the wire from using it for a back scratch.
    I recommend keeping a couple bottles of Wonder Dust handy.
    Thanks for your contribution to the thread. Hope the sheep healed up. Take care.
     
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    No animals (other the "lamb" in the story, who recovered only to be dehorned later that month) were harmed until after the FFA auction. I am not responsible for the fundraising BBQ that was held after that. I, however, was left with post-traumatic lamb syndrome and had to ask my brother to raise piglets the next year. Thankfully he did.
     
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    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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    My daughter raised a Yorkshire pig for FFA when she was in middle school. After it sold at the post show auction, she was devastated. She is in her 20's now and still won't eat pork to this day!
     
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