missing middle toe nail and swollen toe and nub

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by charid, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. charid

    charid Out Of The Brooder

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    Didnt check on birds all day yesterday as I was very busy. After work I saw one bird was limping. Her foot looked nasty and black. Then i saw the end of her middle toe was rounded over like a nub and bruised looking, no toenail. Lowzy pics but best I could do. Second bird with an injury. 2 out of 18. Well one has an eye defect. Seems a bit much if you ask me. Still dont know how it happened.

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  2. charid

    charid Out Of The Brooder

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    Caught raccoon. Ripping their toes through hardware cloth. Boarded up the bottom. No one else got here.

    Treatment consisted of...isolation for 3 days.

    Treatment 1 day 1 - chlorahexidine wipes, vinegar/water tinse
    treatment 2 and 3 day 1 - clean and cover with corona ointment

    treatment 1 day 2 - saline wash and cover with corona ointment
    treatment 2 day 2 - reapply corona

    Treatment 1 day 3 - saline and corona
    treatment 2 day 3...escaped my hold and basically flew right into brooder. Returned to flock.

    Treatment day 4 - left him be. Observation I guess. Wound is clean and dry. Still swollen.

    Treatment day 5 - saline soak and neosporin. Repeat until healed. Will update as to when that is.
     
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    charid Out Of The Brooder

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    Forgot to update toe. Full recovery. Looks great. Works just fine. No problem perching, scratching or landing. Bird is happy as a clam.
     

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