Update on orpington attacked by dog

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ga Chicken Mom, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. Ga Chicken Mom

    Ga Chicken Mom Songster

    Jul 24, 2007
    The orpington attacked by a dog on Fri, Aug 10 is alive and doing well! She had a tearing injury near her tail with an open wound approximately 1 1/2 inches in diameter. I have been washing the wound daily with a dilute betadine solution and applying polysporin. Cookie has been receiving about 50mg of amoxicillin (she weighs less than a pound) daily. I used the contents of a 100 mg capsule divided into 10 doses. I mix the antibiotic with apple juice prior to administration and give her the dose with a 3 cc syringe. She has been isolated in a cage in the basement - its airconditioned and no flies - where she has a mirror for companionship. Her cage is cleaned several times a day to prevent soiling the wound. For the last couple of days I have let Cookie out for an hour or so in the morning and evening with the rest of the flock. I am concerned the other girls will reject her if she does not mingle with them at all until she heals. There is some pecking but nothing too serious as the girls are free range during the day and Cookie has lots of room to escape. I make sure to give them some kind of goodies when Cookie rejoins the flock, watermelon really distracts them from being too curious about her injury. The wound is scabbed over with dried serous fluid, not blood, and looks to be healing well. Some of her missing feathers are beginning to regrow. The attack was 11 days ago and Cookie is healing remarkedly fast. I don't know when she'll be able to rejoin the flock but I think later rather than sooner is better.
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    Glad to hear the good news!!! [​IMG]

  3. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    That's great news!
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Birds are so tough! Congrats on the healing process!
  5. Judymae

    Judymae Songster

    Apr 22, 2007
    Merit, Tx
    [​IMG] I'm so happy to hear she is getting better!
  6. Wolfpacker

    Wolfpacker Songster

    Jul 7, 2007
    I second that: [​IMG]
  7. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    Quote:the advised dosage for amoxcillin is 250 mg per kg...a kg is 2.2 lbs... so she should receive a dosage of aroung (approx) 100-125 mg. which is quite a difference to the 50 you are giving her....when I have given amocillin to a bird I simply crush it and mix it with a wee clump of oatmeal (cooked and then immediately after ensure she drinks sufficiently (you dont want the med hanging around in the esophagus)
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2007
  8. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    That's great news.[​IMG]

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