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Leg problem from previous band

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by juliesanders, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. juliesanders

    juliesanders Hatching

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    My hen has had a band on her leg since I purchased her. Although I could tell it was too tight, she has always been fine and very hard to catch. I happened to catch her this weekend so I took off the band and it was obvious that the leg had grown around it in a way.... no visible signs of any injury scratch or cut. nothing. She was fine until two days later she cannot walk on that leg. There is a black looking growth thing in the area and she won't put weight on it, but is eating and hops around. Any experience with this?
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    Welcome to BYC!

    Can you post a picture of it? I rescued a duck that had twine wrapped around it's leg and unfortunately she lost her foot because of it.

    -Kathy
     
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  3. juliesanders

    juliesanders Hatching

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    I plan on catching her this evening so I'll take one then. Thanks for reply.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    You will need to clean the wound, remove dead tissue and maybe bandage it. The best thing to clean it with is betadine solution, which you can get at any pharmacy or feedstore that carries equine supplies.

    -Kathy
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    You could also use chlorhexadine solution to clean it, which you'll find in the same area as the betadine.

    -Kathy
     

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