Young quail has been scalped and eye is badly damaged. Wound smells bad.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by MelissaRose, May 23, 2019.

  1. le_bwah

    le_bwah Crowing

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    I'd be tempted to clean it so you could tell what you're actually looking at, but that might damage healthy tissue. And a dry environment doesn't promote quick wound healing, but a damp one breeds bacteria.
    :barnie
    Sorry this is happening. I hope you're able to get them all patched up. And if not, I hope you'll make the choice to put them down rather than let them languish. :hugs
     
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  2. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Crowing

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    I would put neosporin without painkillers on the wound. @staceyj
     
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  3. MelissaRose

    MelissaRose R.I.P. Lissie

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    Yes, I will try my best to heal it. If it doesn't work and it is suffering then yes I will put it down.
    Yeah. I'm not sure what to do about cleaning it or not and letting it be dry or not.

    I gave it a dish of electrolyte water but it doesn't want to drink it. Its running/walking all around the little box/space I made. A least it walks. It's not just standing there. It's alert also.
     
  4. MelissaRose

    MelissaRose R.I.P. Lissie

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    Is triple antibiotic ointment the same thing? I have some of that. I might have neosporin to, i'd have to look. The ointment doesn't say anything about pain killer. So I don't know if that means it does or it doesn't.
    Thanks for your help.
     
  5. chkva

    chkva Songster

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    I would clean it with some iodine then put vetericyn or triple antibiotic ointment on it... You will need to clean it in order to know what you're working with and then apply ointment to keep bacteria out.

    I would get a syringe or something and squirt the water in its mouth slowly... It needs to stay hydrated in order to heal. If it gets dehydrated, things are going to go down real quick.
     
  6. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Crowing

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    Yes, that will work.
     
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  7. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Crowing

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    I agree with this, it needs fluids and the electrolytes will help her even more.
     
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  8. If it has painkiller it usually says.
     
  9. MelissaRose

    MelissaRose R.I.P. Lissie

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    How much does it need to drink? I can get it to drink a mouthful if I gently dip its beak or put a drop on its beak.
    I'm not very comfortable cleaning the wound without more instruction. I am fine around blood and things but I'm just not sure how o go about cleaning it.
     
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  10. rlchatham

    rlchatham Chirping

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    I had this happen to one of my males also. The sight of it is terrifying. First thing, identify the perpetrator. Second, isolate the injured quail. I didn’t know what to do either. I considered putting it down so it wouldn’t suffer, it decided to wait and see. I did nothing except separate it from the rest and let nature take its course. Eventually to my surprise, it completely healed.
    Now. I’m not saying this is what you should do for sure, but it’s what I did.
    After everything is said and done you will need to decide what you want to do with the overly aggressive male. Some say cull...
    I hope everything turns out ok.
     

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