Injured Turkey any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by emptynesterMom, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. emptynesterMom

    emptynesterMom Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 14, 2011
    One of my turkey hens tangled with a coyote early this morning. She has a cut above her hock that is completely through the skin and partially gloved that portion of her leg. I cleaned the wound with a weak betadine solution and coated it with Nustock. I considered suturing the wound but was concerned that it was not a clean wound. She is eating and drinking with out any issues. She bears weight on the leg and is obviously sore but the bone and muscles appear to be intact. Should I wait to see if she develops an infection, or treat her just in case. What do you think?
  2. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

    Sep 20, 2011
    Personally I would start antibiotics now, being that it was a coyote.
  3. retlaw

    retlaw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2013
    Put course salt in the wound.
    We used that method for castrating cattle and never had an infection once.
  4. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    are you sure you didn't use SUGAR? granulated sugar was used during the civil war and beyond for infection prevention.

    I would use the Betadine, or Blue Kote. we have also used Underwood medicine for horses with amazing results

  5. retlaw

    retlaw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2013
    No we used salt.
    I must have seen a thousand animals done with salt and none ever had an issue.
    Even had a dog fixed that way.

    Salt is used to cure meat, works the same way.

    Thanks for pointing out the sugar solution.
    First time I heard of it, sounds like it works to.

    Also washing the cut with colloidal silver before applying salt or sugar will be beneficial.
    You can give then some to drink as well.

    I have found animals repair well when give colloidal silver.
  6. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    makes sense, would dry out the area, but I would think it would STING real bad.

    not sure what is in underwood horse stuff, but WOW it works on all animals. before and after pictures are amazing. and I can vouch for it first hand too.

  7. Celie

    Celie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2012
    Tickfaw, Louisiana
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    What is colloidal silver?[​IMG]

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