Open wound care needed(graphic video)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Nksg75, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. Nksg75

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    I kept looking up deep wound care 101, didn't find much with that search, so the best place is BYC!!
     
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    No I thought they were referring to the picture I posted.
    Yes baytril is a antibiotic, but the picture of chlorohecidine(sp?) is supposed to be a pretty good product for disinfectant.
     
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    Ok, I have the powder form, and have been mixing it in her water. I think I will start mixing it in smaller quantities and just using a dropper directly in her beak. I am not sure how much she is actually getting depending on her water intake.
    Thanks again for all the help!!
     
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    this so sad i hope dog dont come back! that chicken need help from docotor she feel good soon:hugs
     
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    I am the dr this time around!!
    She is going to be A OK!!
     
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    While that's a serious wound it should heal up fine provided an infection doesn't set in.
    I do things rather differently to the usual advice given here.
    I agree with NOT using hydrogen peroxide fro cleaning. It cauterizes the tiny blood vessels and inhibits repair.
    I use Metacam for pain relief. It is both an analgesic and anti inflammatory. Dose 0.2mg by hand or syringe in the morning and 0.1mg at night.
    You are already treating any infection with Baytril.
    Once you are satisfied the wound is clean then I would coat with Pine Tar
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...s-and-injuries-with-stockholm-hoof-tar.74400/
    The pine tar isn't a popular treatment here. I'm not quite sure why this is, possibly lack of experience in using it on injuries. If I can't stitch a wound then this has worked wonders.
     
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    Sharach,
    Thank you
    Shadrach,
    Thank you for the info. I have never heard of using pine tar.
    I will read the article.
    The smell of the wound the first time I flushed it out was so bad I was very worried.
    The smell when I did the video was nothing compared to the first time.
    I am sure she will make a full recovery!
    Thanks again, and I will read that article!!
     
  8. peeper89

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    wha happen to this chicken did it come out ok?
     
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    Yes, she is healing nicely. She is still separated from the flock and staying indoor while we have some crazy weather.
    She did have an infection, and was treated with Baytril.
    I just stopped the baytril, and her wound is healing.
     
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