Pinetarsol on chicken wound

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pixie74943, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Adelaide, Australia
    I'm wondering if it is safe to put Pinetarsol on my chickens semi-wound. There isnt open blood, but shes being pecked at a bit and the skin has some crusty yuckyness on it.

    Anyway, as far as I can tell, it's just Pine Tar dressed up pretty and given a fancy name, but I thought I'd run it by you

    Preservatives listed : Phenethyl Alcohol, and Dichlorobenzyl alcohol.


    Pine Tar (according to their website)

    Tars have been used in the treatment of skin diseases for over 2000 years.
    Pine tar is obtained from the distillation of the wood of various trees of the
    family Pinaceae. Pine tar has properties that inhibit itching and inflammation.

    Moisturising Agents – Glycerol and Liquid Paraffin

    Pinetarsol Bath Oil and Pinetarsol Gel contain 2 classes of moisturising
    agents, humectants and emollients. These agents mimic the features
    your skin uses to prevent itself from dehydrating.

    Glycerol acts as a humectant, a moisturising agent that increases
    the water-holding capacity of the outermost layer of the skin,
    helping to prevent skin dryness.

    Liquid Paraffin is an emollient, a moisturising agent which
    softens and soothes the skin. Emollients are used to correct
    dryness and scaling of the skin.

    pH Balanced

    Avoid soap if you have dry, red and itchy skin. Most soap has an
    alkaline pH that strips away the skin’s natural layer of protective oils
    leaving tender skin more susceptible to further damage, irritation and
    infection. All products in the Pinetarsol range are soap free and the Pinetarsol
    Solution, Gel & Bar are all pH balanced to maintain the skin’s natural layer of
    protection. Pinetarsol products are effective soap alternatives which not only cleanse
    your skin but also help to relieve the itch and irritation.

    Also, it's a thick dark green gel and smells.. unpleasent, but not exactly like pine needles, just a little like pine needles..

    thoughts please??
  2. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Adelaide, Australia
    anyone?? I've put some on her wing and I'm worried its bad for her skin
  3. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2009
    SouthEast Texas
    My guess, having no experience with this product or a similar one, is that it is probably not ideal for anything resembling a wound.

    I would stick to a blue-colored wound-kote spray that both camouflages the wound and acts as an antiseptic. I used a lot of that stuff when my chicks started picking on my buff orps while they were feathering in.
  4. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

    Sep 2, 2008
    Esk Qld Australia
    I wouldn't use it on a chicken wound as pinetarsol is used for measles etc to eleviate itching. Maybe try some betadine if you have it on the wound or some 3% peroxide.
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2009
  5. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Adelaide, Australia
    Quote:thank you... [​IMG] Good to hear from another aussie on her... every thread I read mentions things I've never heard of before.. Betadine it is [​IMG]

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