What to put on open wound. Warning graphic pic

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wren, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. wren

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    FF15965C-CE3F-40F2-AE2D-848A3C60C073.jpeg A75A34D1-82A9-45D5-BA99-B28B7EA3F111.jpeg Hi first some background info. I have a rooster that’s two years old almost. He was attacked 8 days ago. His comb was bitten off, the ends of his wattles bitten and the worst wound is a hole on his upper back/lower neck that’s around 1 inch wide and almost two inches long. His skin is lose around the wound and cannot be closed. Not enough skin left. I gave him pain med, oral antibiotics, flushed the wound with novalsan everyday and kept it covered with gauze. He is off all meds now. He is bright, alert, roosting, good poo and is fighting me when I try to treat him. The wound doesn’t smell bad, No pus, it is getting a dark black/red crusty thin scab maybe in spots. I didn’t flush it for the last two days and that’s when it got crusty. Maybe that was a mistake. The wound looks terrible to me. Especially the area with no arrows. (See below) The dark brown area. There’s no loose material. Maybe I need to probe more. I don’t know.
    Here’s my two questions. 1 Getting the wound to granulate has been very difficult. What can I treat it with to promote faster granulation? There is very little to no muscle there. The wound is a pocket that doesn’t drain well. I feel that it either needs a drain put in (and I can’t obtain a drain tube) or I need to stop flushing it because it was too wet all the time. Which leads to question 2 What do I do? Please advise. Thanks in advance! 1858547E-BB48-48C3-9911-4656AB2AB800.jpeg
     
  2. Blu-kote. Definitely Blu-kote
     
  3. Buy some Blu-kote and put a coat of it on all wounds and he will be just fine
     
  4. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    Don't panic and keep an open mind. Long story short, my dog almost lost her leg to infection following surgery. She lost skin down to the bone. She lost all her pads and you could see ligaments etc. inside. It was as bad as it gets. I was seeing 2 vets for bandage changes (depending on day of week and clinic etc.) and they had different ways of dealing with the same issue, including some new fancy types of dressing for open wounds. What worked the best as a dressing was honey. Any honey will do, but raw, unfiltered, organic honey would be best. (you can read up online, often used for burn patients and the types of injuries/skin loss that cannot just be stitched back together) I'm not 100% sure how it works, I do know that it changes the PH in the wound environment. I do know that it has properties that prevent bad bacteria growth and promote growth of good new healthy tissue. It also keeps things from drying out too much. Honey on a nonstick gauze pad, enough to cover the whole area, change pad daily (as it heals more, bandage changes can be less often, but still no less than every 3 days). Some dead tissue will come away with bandage changes, but if tissue left behind has pink/red edges it still is health and has blood supply. Good luck.
     
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  5. wren

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    I have blue-kote.
     
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    Daniel-ir-74 Chirping

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    yes BLU-KOTE will take care of the wound....
    BLU-KOTE is a germicidal, fungicidal wound dressing and healing aid effective against both bacterial and fungal infections most common in skin lesions of domestic animals.
     
  7. wren

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    That’s my worry pirate girl. It was too wet now too dry. If I treat him with honey I will put gauze on it and try to keep bugs off the wound. Sorry about your dog, hope he is better!
     
  8. wren

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    This is a hole in a chicken. Not a lesion....
     
  9. definitely put on blu-kote
     
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    I’m thinking I’m going to have to debride it a little. The brownish area. Any other thing to use to pack it besides honey? Then cover with gauze.
     

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