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need broken hip prognosis (photo of scab wound too) dog attack

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Maybelline, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. Maybelline

    Maybelline New Egg

    Sep 28, 2016
    deep puncture bite wound (see pic), and one leg is COMPLETELY LIMP from the hip down
    • she flaps her wings, but doesn't stand at all
    • toes won't grasp

    i can't be here during the day to do anything for her, and her body is fighting these two major injuries.


    your thoughts?

    she's a 1yo black sex link laying hen happened Monday afternoon (it's now Wednesday).
    i've got her on a towel on the countertop in an unused bathroom.
    • she's alert,
    • sleeping okay,
    • hasn't clucked since the dog attack,
    • did lay an egg yesterday,
    • pooping okay,
    • comb doesn't feel feverish,
    • no signs of wound infection

    what i've done for the dog bite puncture:
    • thorough search for all bites (found one deep, on her back near the kidneys and one minor just up from it)
    • thorough wash w/Betadine & warm water
    • WoundSeal (hydrophilic polymer and potassium ferrate) powder into the wound to form a good scab
    • antimicrobial silver wound gel around it
    • Neosporin on it too
    • masking (painter's) tape lightly over the nearby feathers which keeps her from pecking at it

    what i've done for her nutrition (she's eating all of it):
    • sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, & mealworms first day
    • syringed water mixed with avian formula supplement and a pinch of powdered aspirin
    • a mixture of plain yogurt, raw egg white, crumbles, raw apple cider vinegar, plus everything from the first day

    thank you,
    Martine ("Maybelline" is my fav RIR!)

    p.s. posting this restructured version of my first post in order to change the subject/heading and include the photo

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