Roo with infected toe

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by flannelberry, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. flannelberry

    flannelberry New Egg

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    Hi all,

    Next step is a call to the vet. I have a roo with an infected toe. It's just at the point where the toe and claw meet. Not spreading. He's eating and drinking and able to walk, although it hurts him.

    It's a roo vs roo related injury.

    Advice? I'm thinking he's likely going to need a/b but would topical be best? Maybe just polysporin?

    Thanks.
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I would clean it up, soak it in warm water with epsom salts, coat it with neosporin, wrap a bandaid on it (repeat daily) and keep him in a small cage with wood shavings for a few days.
     
  3. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do exactly what horsejody said. [​IMG] You could put teramyacin in his water too. It might prevent the infection from spreading.
     
  4. flannelberry

    flannelberry New Egg

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    Thanks so much. I think I'm going to have to get the teramycin in his water as he's looking weak and I suspect the infection has taken hold.

    Thanks.
     
  5. horsejody

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    He may have other injuries beside the toe that you can't see, possibly internal. Vitamins may help. Be careful with antibiotics. Giving them when they aren't necesary can sometimes do more harm than good. It creates anitbiotic resistant bacteria and can kill off the good bacteria needed for proper digestion. Good luck.

    ETA: Don't count on oral antibiotics doing a lot for a toe. The circulation isn't real good in the extremities so not a lot of meds will get there. You will still need to clean the toe and apply topical meds (like neosporin) for best results.
     
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