Punctured Lung?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rose66, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. Rose66

    Rose66 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2011
    One of our four month old turkey hens was attacked by a fox last night. She ended up with a punctured "lung". I know birds have a different breathing system so I'm not sure exactly what got punctured other than it is something to do with her breathing. It kinda whistles when she breathes and she obviously has a problem breathing because of it. It's a good sized hole, about the size of a #2 pencil. The hole is on her topside just under her wing. The hole is covered by normal skin when her wing is against her body. We smeared triple antibiotic ointment all over the skinned area but did not put any over the puncture site of course. I gave her a shot of penicillin too. Any thoughts on anything else I should do for her? Unfortunately, I can't take her to a vet. Should I suture the hole shut?

  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper

    Nov 3, 2010
    I'm sorry to hear about the attack. I would suture the hole shut and keep her on a course of antibiotics. Best of luck to you!

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