SWOLLEN & RED RUMP- Dog Bite No Exit Wound

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Aunt Bea's Egg, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. Aunt Bea's Egg

    Aunt Bea's Egg Out Of The Brooder

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    Chicken Little's rump is infected from a small dog nip. It closed up rapidly, and became infected. How much penicillin and how often? I am very worried- the rump blowing up and turning red. I have two days of 1/3 cc penicillin into her, and I am wondering if I should have hit it harder- like 2x a day?. I will know tonight if she is turning around. Her behavior has been normal. Also, wont it abscess & drain on its own if that's what's meant to be? I have cleansed the wound initially with betadyne soap mix, etc. but the puncture went deeper obviously.
     
  2. silkieroo

    silkieroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it was me and the penicillin wasn't working i would drain it soak it for awhile put some neosporin on it, wrap it up (if its a wrappable place) continue with the penicillin and hope for the best.

    But thats just what i would do [​IMG]
    Good Luck [​IMG]
    Maddie
     
  3. Aunt Bea's Egg

    Aunt Bea's Egg Out Of The Brooder

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    Drain it by lancing it? How would you do it? Sterilize a knife...It hasn't come to a head- it was a balloon shape.
     

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