IS there anything else to do to...?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by I-Have-Happy-Hens, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    Hi,

    My friend has a 10 week old Sizzle it had a abscess and she broke though to the cheesey yellow stuff and got it all cleaned up is there anything else she can do or put on it?

    And also what causes abscess?
     
  2. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:An infection causes an abscess, usually bacterial but I believe some can be fungal in nature.

    She needs to continue to keep it clean. She can also put on topical antibiotic ointment (one without painkiller additive) like neospirin or bacitracin. I'd suggest a dose of oral or IM antibiotics to help neutralize the infection, too. Someone more knowledgeable on poultry medicines and doses will likely chime in on what and how much.
     

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