Puncture Wound

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by novastar, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. novastar

    novastar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my hens got attacked by a dog.
    She has a tooth puncture on the side of her tail feather meat, around the top of her thigh.
    Its the size of a tip of a pen, maybe a little bigger but it looks deep.
    Im not quite sure what to do about the puncture hole. I've been spraying a medicated spray to help with wounds on her skin where she got bitten and on the puncture.
    Should I be doing anything else in particular?
    Thanks
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    I would soak the area and see if I could squirt something like peroxide into the hole. Then watch for abscess development.
     
  3. novastar

    novastar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. Pure hydrogen peroxide? or a Watered down version?
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    It's usually recommended to use a watered down version. If I used pure initially, I would flush afterwards with saline. Peroxide does kill new cells, as does Betadine.
     

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