Pen G duration and update on hen attacked by dog

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by robomb, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. robomb

    robomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My RIR is an absolute miracle girl having survived the attack by a husky last week. I have given her 2 doses of Pen-G on consecutive days. I tried to find more information about dosing (should it be consecutive days or every other day? And what is the duration - 4 doses, 4 days, a week?), but can't find anything specific. Does anyone have information about this? Recommendations? Experience? She keeps pulling off the VetWrap and bandages, so after I clean the wounds this evening, I think I will leave them exposed. Hopefully she won't continue pecking at the wounds and draw blood.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Procaine penicillin G is given once a day for four days in a row. 1/4 ml given into the breast muscle using a 1/2 inch needle is a good dose dor any chicken. Other types of penicillin are given at intervals several days apart.
     
  3. robomb

    robomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!! Just did the third day of Procaine G. Will do one more day and then let her heal.
     

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