Turkey injury...Help wanted

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by dendodge, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. dendodge

    dendodge New Egg

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    I have a turkey whose toe was bitten off by a rat. Before you ask the brooder has been closed up and food and water have been placed inside to prevent the rat from taking another try at the turkey. It is the only one left out of three. Bait and traps have been put out. Anyway I need to know what to clean the foot with, can I put some ointment on it? Any thoughts?
     
  2. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it isn't bleeding I would try to keep it clean but just let it heal on it's own. You could try antibiotic ointment but I don't think it will stay long.
     
  3. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    If cleanly `bitten off' (no bone showing) then keep on clean bedding and apply betadine twice a day. Otherwise debride and wrap.
     
  4. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    put blu cote on it.[​IMG]
     

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