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Is Bluekote drying?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by countrygirl4513, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got some Bluekote today, but I wondered if it was at all drying. I've got to keep the wounds moist. It says it has glycerin in the ingredients. Just wanted to know how current users feel. Thanks.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Hmm... never used it but if it contains glycerin, it probably will remain tacky at least.
     
  3. devora

    devora Chillin' With My Peeps

    We were given a rec to use blukote w/ coconut oil to keep it from drying out. We did that and it was OK. Then we stopped b/c it got to where we really wanted the wound to be dry.
     
  4. nightshade

    nightshade Chillin' With My Peeps

    We use bluekote alot and I mean alot. Hubby raises and trains coon dogs, and they always seem to be coming home inqured in some way. I use it on everything from the dogs to chickens and rabbits. It works really well. It will remain tacky for a few days usually 2 if it is really humid alittle longer. And then dry out. It seems to do a good job of keeping dirt out of the wound as well as flies away from them also. Hope this helps
     
  5. oopsydaisy

    oopsydaisy New Egg

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    Bluekote used to contain a large amount of alcohol. Does it still?
     
  6. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I believe Blukote saved my hens lives. It does contain alcohol, but regardless of that it seems to have worked a miracle on my girls. And their wounds were very bad!
     
  7. pricem11

    pricem11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Happy to hear that the girls have mended so well. I think I'll pick some Bluekote up to have on hand. Thanks for the tip.
     
  8. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't have animals without it. I'm sure it hurts like the dickens since it does have 32% alcohol by volume. It's saved more than one pecking death to say the least. Ingredients say:

    Sodium Propionate 9.1%
    Gentian Violet 1%
    Acriflavin 0.15%
    in a special base of water
    Urea
    Glycerine
    Isopropyl Alcohol
     
  9. GloriaH

    GloriaH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is very drying but also good stuff. You can put it on then put a coat of something over it to hold the moisture in.
     

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