My beloved rooster may be not had a string wrapped around his talon the other day. I was able to unwrap the string and thought I had gotten it all, but realized yesterday he was limping on one foot. Once I was able to pick him up and look closer I was shocked and freaked out to realize I had not gotten all the string and a small bit was still tied around his ankle. I had luckily had a friend over and while I held may be not he was able to take very small scissors and cut the string where it was attached and cutting off may be not's circulation. To my horror I also realized that the string was now growing into his leg and it looks infected. When we were able to releas the string it started to bleed and was not able to get all of the string off as it is litterally ingrown in his skin. I could use any advice out there as I am afraid it is already infected and may get worse. I have some left over antiseptic wash from the vet which was for my chihuahua and wonder if it would be helpful to wash his leg with it daily? He is still limping today and I feel terrible for him.