Skin Care

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Twisty, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. Twisty

    Twisty Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi - just after some advice regarding skin care for my Rooster - He survived an attack by 2 Wedgetail Eagles yesterday afternoon - very luck boy AND save his girls. A true Hero!!
    He has lost a fair amount of plumage over his left leg/rump area and now has a bald patch 10cmx10cm approx. The area is covered by his wing so Im not concerned about sunburn (I'm in the southern hemisphere -summer is coming) and its out of they way so the girls won't peck at if. There are 3 very minor superficial scratches - no blood drawn on the denuded area. So do I need to treat the skin with anything in particular or just keep checking for signs of infection and let his body do its thing and eventually grow new feathers?

    Regards

    Twisty
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    You could clean the area with betadine (the stuff that dentists give you to rinse ones mouth) or TCP or other disinfecting agent and then smear vaseline over the area - less hassle than treating any resulting infections at least.

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  3. Twisty

    Twisty Out Of The Brooder

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    Good thinking - thanks [​IMG] Prevention is always the better option.
     

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