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

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

  1. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Crowing

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    I would recommend using a cottonball with iodine (or peroxide if no other wound cleaner is available) to gently dab at the wound. if you use peroxide it will bubble a lot, that means it is working.
     
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    MelissaRose R.I.P. Lissie

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    Well the problem might be that I have three males and one I'm not sure what. This is one of the males. Could the problem be too many males?
     
  3. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Crowing

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    Yes, There probably is . I assume the injured one is separated, if not i would do that right away.
     
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    MelissaRose R.I.P. Lissie

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    I have peroxide and something called povidone iodine 10% will that work? Which one of those is better? Also It doesn't like to be held. Could that be a problem when cleaning the wound?
     
  5. MelissaRose

    MelissaRose R.I.P. Lissie

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    Yes the hurt one is separated. Should I separate the other two so this doesn't happen again? Or will they be fine.
     
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    MelissaRose R.I.P. Lissie

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    The quail took a sip by itself after I dipped its beak again. How much is it supposed to drink?
     
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  7. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Crowing

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    No experience with that kid of iodine but from some research it was made to clean skin so i would reccommend using peroxide,even though it should not be used multiple times. as for it being flighty i would wrap it in a towel to keep it still.
     
  8. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Crowing

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    As much as it wants to
     
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  9. chkva

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    You just need to squirt it with some iodine or sterile saline and let that dry... I wouldn't rub it or touch it unless it's to put some triple antibiotic ointment on it. You want to wash your hands with antibacterial soap before you put the ointment on... you can also use sterile gloves but I know that a lot of people don't have these on hand. I always have them on hand for dog wounds, cat wounds, or chicken wounds.
     
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  10. chkva

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    I wouldn't use peroxide on a wound that's deep like this, but that just me... I'd Peroxide is all you have on hand them use it one time. Peroxide is just for small cuts and scrapes. Peroxide should not be using very often because it kills the good bacteria along with a bad bacteria.

    iodine is one of the most common wound cleaners that they use in the hospital and it is used in every single surgery that they do unless the patient is allergic to it.
     

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