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

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  1. MelissaRose

    MelissaRose R.I.P. Lissie

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    ok. So I can use peroxide. I have to put some of that on its cut and let it dry? And then put the ointment on and wash my hands? Anything else?
    I have gloves but I honestly think I could work better without them.
     
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    BarnhartChickens98 Crowing

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    I agree, but in a pinch it will work. I didnt even think of saline, that is a good idea.
     
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    MelissaRose R.I.P. Lissie

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    Is saline the same thing as contact solution? I have some of that. Should I use that instead of peroxide?
    Should I do anything about its eye? I don't think I should put peroxide on it but should I do something else?
     
  4. chkva

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    That's the same iodine that they would use in the hospital... It's like a brownish color.
     
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  5. MelissaRose

    MelissaRose R.I.P. Lissie

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    So should I use that?
     
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    No don't use contact solution. Sterile saline solution is the water that they use in the hospital to clean out wounds, but the iodine that you have will work.

    I don't know if you have sterile gauze which is something not everyone has I just have it on hand, but you can use a cotton ball or anything that you can saturate a lot with the iodine so that the cotton does not get stuck in the wound.
     
  7. chkva

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    Yes, I would use the iodine... saturate a cotton ball or anything that you can find and dab it on to the wound don't wipe. And then wait a few minutes until it dries. Usually it will dry a brownish tint, But you might not notice because the wound is so red. once it is dry you can apply your triple antibiotic ointment. I would give it about 5-10 minutes or so to dry (the iodine)...
     
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    BarnhartChickens98 Crowing

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    I would now use that knowing something about it, i had never used it before and didnt want to perscribe the wrong thing.
     
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  9. chkva

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    Sterile saline is great to have on hand in the medicine cabinet.
     
  10. CityslickerHomestead

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    Yikes!! That looks painful. Like everyone is saying: clean then treat.

    Isolate the baby to Prevent further injury, use a damp cloth to wipe and dirt away, then apply antibiotic ointment with a q-tip. Check multiple times a day and repeat the process.
    You could ask a vet to give you bird-safe antibiotics for it to drink/eat. If the infection is deep then topical ointment will do nothing.
     

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