Post by talonsgrip22 on May 31, 2016 21:44:19 GMT -5
There are other useful natural treatments taughted for bumblefoot - oil of oregano, olive leaf extract, colloidal silver - but few talk about dosage and dilution. Do any of you have any knowledge of natural treatments?
Manuka honey can heal wounds on birds feet and reptiles too fast, leaving the possible obstruction or debris inside the would and causing a cyst. The claims that its better than silver sulfidine is overstated by the naturopaths. Calendula tincture and witch hazel to keep the wound area antiseptic, are some of my preferred alcohol based naturopathic applications for feet wounds in my hawks.
I treat HH and RT for squirrel bites with a combination of materials. I start flushing the bite or wound with peroxide. I quickly follow that with pressurized SALINE WOUND WASH to disapate the peroxide strength from wearing the foot scale and to finish cleaning the wound. I apply chlorhexidine surgical wash to the bite area via a 10% chlorhexidine 90% filtered or distilled water mixture , I keep in a glass dropper bottle in my field triage kit. I allow it to sit for a minute or two before following with one last cleaning with pressurized saline. I dry it off then I finish the process using VETRICYN. VETRICYN is by far my preferred healing solution for bumble foot and wounds that cause it. It works in either spray form or a cream solution. And works amazingly well. So far, the past 4 seasons this regiment has worked amazingly well for me. I carry a small tote with all ingredients in my vehicle during season. After returning to the car, if my Hawks sustain a bite, I immediately treat them in field. If it's a bad bite or laceration of the padding of the feet, I take them home and use a foot soaking tub with 1 cup of Epsom salt desolved in warm not hot, water. I hood my Hawks and soak their feet for 30 min to 1 hr a day, until wound site is healed and not showing sign of heat or infection. So far so good, and all the extra steps save me Many dollars from going to a vet to get antibiotics.
Last Edit: Jun 2, 2016 9:03:23 GMT -5 by echotadog
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