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Offline jrhea

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injured heifer
« on: August 30, 2014, 07:10:43 PM »
one of our heifers ran into some tin and cut her leg bad between her know and shoulder last night  . we had it stitched up this morning  but its has a lot of swelling . is there something that I can do for that and what do you recommend to keep it from getting infected . I am putting swat fly ointment on it twice a day for now

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Re: injured heifer
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2014, 07:15:53 PM »
Make sure she got some kind of antibiotic injection.    Good old penicillin works pretty good on injuries.    She also could be given something for the inflammation .. what depends on if she is bred or not and what your vet would prescribe.   Otherwise.. hydrotherapy.. just run water on it 10-20 minutes couple times a day.   

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Re: injured heifer
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2014, 07:26:51 PM »
she is bred should be about two months along.

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Re: injured heifer
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2014, 07:24:35 AM »
cold water hosing 2-3 times per day will do wonders

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Re: injured heifer
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2014, 10:38:40 AM »
Did a vet stitch her up?  Are you sure he or she did not give her something?

Is she moving around?  How about eating and drinking?

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Re: injured heifer
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2014, 03:08:58 PM »
Be careful using a hose on an open wound.  Depending on the source, some water contains bacteria that can start an infection.  I would follow your Vets orders...

cold water hosing 2-3 times per day will do wonders
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