Mauled Turkey, Thigh exposed, please help!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HappyAcresKY, May 19, 2012.

  1. HappyAcresKY

    HappyAcresKY In the Brooder

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    we cleaned the wound but I'm not sure she will recover from it [​IMG] it's pretty severe... As you can see from the picture most of her thigh has no skin or feathers anymore and she has a few large puncture holes... we rinsed everything then squirted her down with betadine then applied an antibiotic ointment but it didn't stick very well, I'm pretty sure she'll need some actual antibiotics, any suggestions on type and dosage? and treatment options... she is still very with it so I want to give her a chance if she has one but also don't want her to suffer unnecessarily. [​IMG]
     
  2. mhart5067

    mhart5067 Chirping

    I had a chicken with a similar would on her thigh. I cleaned it out and appiled Ploysporin (and antibiotic gel) to the would on a daily basis. I put a lot on the wound for the first few days (squeezed the tube right into the would) until it started to heal over then applied a lighter coat of it each day for about 2 weeks. The wound healed up quite nicely. I also kept her seperate from all the other chickens so that they wouldn't peck at it.
     
  3. HappyAcresKY

    HappyAcresKY In the Brooder

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    thank you! It makes me feel better to know others have had similar experiences with good outcomes, it looked better then I expected today [​IMG]
     
  4. lynn1961

    lynn1961 Songster

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    You can also use Blue Kote after the wound has started to heal, will help keep a protective covering over it, fair warning though, what ever you spray it on will be blue to purple looking and does not wash off, nothing like going to work with a blue hand or two !
     
  5. HappyAcresKY

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    Complete recovery! She is extremely fast too [​IMG]
    This is her 4.5 months later

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