When thinking of emergency supplies to have on hand, one should think of worse case scenarios. For example, my Great Mauler of Peafowl Pyrenees has a taste for peafowl. He is good as gold with all the other birds on the property, even the mature free ranging peacocks of generally safe, but not totally. They have to watch him like a hawk. One of the four birds he has extensively 'played' with died, two required stitches, and one, Zombee, we caught just in the nick of time. This first bird we stitched up I could not find the sutures my vet gave me so I used regular thread and needle. After cleaning up, removing feathers from the wound site, and stitching it up it looked like this. I just knew that this poor bird would be all messed up and never have that beautiful colored pattern on his back ever. I am happy to say that I can not pick him out from the rest of the 'for sale' birds. The other day I found this IBSP in the 'keeper for now' pen with a deep to the bone flesh wound. After cleaning it up with Vetricin Wound Care and removing the excess feathers it looked like this. Using the suture pictured above, and packaging below. The finished stitching looked like this. We then applied Wound Kote. And bandaged with gauze and vet wrap. Another layer of med tape, a shot of Zactran and he is on the mend. So, boys and girls, when stocking the med chest don't forget the supplies to close those gaping wounds.