what should be in everyone's quail First Aid kits....?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by mhwc56, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    OKay so i was thinking that for the people who are new to quail/poultry/ gamebirds etc. we should get a topic started on what should be kept in a birdie first aid kit to have on hand in emergencies and beyond...All thoughts greatly appreciated!

    i know that in a pinch ,if you have a bleeding wound that needs to be stopped that you can use cornstarch or all-purpose flour.

    That you use neosporin WITHOUT the pain reliever in it ...and it says on the label which it is.

    that if a bird breaks a blood feather it it wont stop bleeding ...pull it with a quick clean tug .

    what else is good to use for birds? i've always had assorted house birds and never had any real problems...except for a budgie that sliced open her leg...that's where the flour/cornstarch info comes in .While she was literally bleeding to death, most of the vets i called said "bring her in ,we cannot prescribe on the phone" ! Since she'd have bled out before i could have gotten her anywhere for treatment that was of no help. Finally a vet did tell me what to do. It worked. and she made it to the vet for proper care.
     
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  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Sulmet
    Neosporin
    Bandanges
    nail clippers
    scissors
    electrolytes
     
  3. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:and when and how does a newbie like me use these items ? [​IMG]
     
  4. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dab some paroxide on my birds. It helps with infection.
     
  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Oh yeah, that too...hydrogen peroxide ...good thinking Robo;)
     
  6. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Quote:Sulmet is used when the bird is showing to be lethargic/sick. It comes in a liquid and put in drinking water.
    Neosporin is used for cuts/scraps...pecking too...Hydrogen peroxide works for this too
    Bandages= well used to wrap legs up, wings, ouchies
    Nail clippers..to clip toe nails
    scissors...in case the bird gets caught on something OR for the bandages [​IMG]
    electrolytes..I use ONLY sparingly to boost on shipped birdies
     
  7. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i see people write on here about giving liquid vitamins...poly-vi-sol?
    and plain yogurt ...what do they do ?
     
  8. Madcap621

    Madcap621 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Is Sulmet available OTC? & WHICH electrolyte solution?

    madcap
     
  9. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I buy sulmet at my feedstore so yeah off the counter [​IMG]

    Electrolytes...feedstores carry different kinds....as long as it's for poultry it's fine.
     
  10. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
    SouthEast TX
    I try not to use medications because of my chemical and food allergies and I have COPD.

    I replace Sulmet with ACV -Apple Cidar Vinegar.
    Nail clippers - also for lightly trimming pickers upper beak. Which I obviously don't do - but some people do.
    No Electrolytes - I use Poly -Vi-Sol w/o iron - Iron Free.
    I use .5mg per pint water Morning and Night, clear water in afternoon for hatchlings. I do this for shipped chicks for a week. I do this with my own egg hatches for the first 3 days or until every last one is up running around bouncing all over the place.

    I want to add frozen water bottles for summer heat for the quail.
    DE for the sand box - prevention and kills off buggies parasites. I notice Fireants stay away from the whole area when its in their sandbox. I have no idea why.
    Blue Coat or Black Salve - I like it.

    Yogurt is given to birds (all animals) for a healthy flora in the intestinal tract - in case of diarreha (spelling?) and they like it - high in protein, nice treat won't hurt them. I don't use it because ACV is cheaper. I use ACV for chicks up until they are hens. I use it for the hens in the summer on a regular basis. 1 Tbsp ACV per Gal water. So its 1 teaspoon per quart of water in brooder, and drinkers for chicks.
     
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