Vets won't see/treat chicken or even sell needles for Pen G what a mess

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by EDM Mike, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. EDM Mike

    EDM Mike Out Of The Brooder

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    I have called 14 vets in my area since last Thursday to see if I could get help for a Plymouth Rock that I rescued that has an infected wound. Want to start her on Pen G per suggestions from memebers on this forum but the vet will not supply needles without first seeing the chicken... THAT'S WHY I CALLED ALMOST A WEEK AGO!!!! But now they will see her ***.

    Sorry just venting...
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    You can buy syringes and needles from TSC or any feed store in the cattle section. Also, if you want a smaller syringe or needle, discuss the situation with your pharmacist.

    Good luck with your chicken.
     
  3. EDM Mike

    EDM Mike Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. TSC said that they do not carry any? Anyway I am bringing her to the vet at 3:30 so they can take a look. Just so frustrating that I have been trying to help her for almost a week now the first vet that I called last Thursday is now willing to look at her and how much better off would her chances have been if they saw her last week.....
    I am completely new to this because I recued 3 chickens that were dumped off last week and one has a badly infected wound, of course my 3 year old daughter loves "blacky" and doesn't want her to fly away....

     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Any news?
     
  5. EDM Mike

    EDM Mike Out Of The Brooder

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    Vet saw her last night and she is on 100 mg Amoxicillin 2x per day for 7 days. I am cleaning her wounds 2x per day with warm water trying to remove a large scabs of feathers, blood, and blu-kote. When scab is removed I will cover with Biozide Gel. He thinks she will make it. the vet is great it's just the help answering the phone last week said they wouldn't see her. Thank you for asking.


     
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Glad to hear she's on the mend!
     
  7. EDM Mike

    EDM Mike Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. I will update as she progresses.

     
  8. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For NEXT time (as there most assuredly will be..), search online for syringes - I bought a box of 3cc syringes with needles about 2 inches in length. Then, do a search for the penicillin you want to keep on hand - I bought the kind that lasts "long term" in the fridge. I also did some searches on here for good meds to keep on hand and put together a kind of medicine kit for my girls! I even bought a student dissection kit through Amazon that has a scalpel and blades - had to use that already for bumblefoot.
     
  9. florida lee

    florida lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a doz needles and syringes from TSC. Also picked up some from a feed supply store. So I have plenty on hand. I also keep tylan 50 and Pen G on hand. You never know when you will need it.
    Hope you Chicken recovers.....
     
  10. Yoke

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    Take a look at http://www.shopmedvet.com/category/index.php for syringes. They have some listed for Vet use only, however, some of the "closeout" syringes are cheaper and for human use also.

    Syringe 3cc 21g x 1", luer lock, 100/bx SN0032110 $5.00 - for a box of 100

    Plus $10 Shipping.

    The 1cc Insulin/TB syringes are great for measuring chicken size doses, but the needles are usually too small to draw the meds out of the bottle. Stay away from the 28ga and smaller. Just too small. The 25ga with a short needle (1/2-5/8") will draw in liquid drop by drop. May take a full minute to draw out the dose.

    My solution, get this 1cc syringe with the small needle and a second set of larger needles
    Vet-Syringe vet use T.B. Syringe & Needle 1cc 25x5/8 T.B. 100/bx 1CC25X5/8VS $6.99
    Med-Vet Polyhub Needles 20x1 100/bx MVN20X1 $3.99

    Pop off the needle and use the larger needle to draw out the meds. You can go back to the smaller needle for injecting the bird. With shipping, about $21 -- or .21 each.

    In a pinch, I've gone to a local Pharmacy and picked up a pack of 10 Insulin needles for $5, but the needle is just too small.
     

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