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miss kipper bear is feeling better ,home vet poll
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home vet ,what level ?
basic first aid ?
41%
 41%  [ 7 ]
field medic ?
17%
 17%  [ 3 ]
basic nursing?
11%
 11%  [ 2 ]
advanced nursing ?
11%
 11%  [ 2 ]
call a vet in every circumstance of poorlyness?
5%
 5%  [ 1 ]
as good as a vet in the things i know ?
11%
 11%  [ 2 ]
Total Votes : 17

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gil
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 11 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I go as far as treating surface wounds with tincture of calendula.
But no further.

LynneA



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 11 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

The times I've treated Giggy the Leghorn for cuts and scrapes I've usually ended up with more Gentian Violet on me.

Green Rosie



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 11 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I've successfully treated a piglet with an abscess ...... he was quite little though but even then it took two of us to hold him down.

arvo



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 11 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

cir3ngirl wrote:
the vet came into buy his fudge the other day. I did get him to check out the sugar mice as a customer had complained their eyes were tooo close toghether.


ROFL

windyridge



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 11 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I have super glued an inch long deep cut on Twizzles head. As long as it is a clean cut I can cope

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 11 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

interesting replies

ps kipper's hole looks much less angry

Nick



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 11 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

What's in magic splosh oil?

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 11 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

wiil post re splosh

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 11 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

200ml almond oil
10 ml lavender oil
10 ml tea tree oil
10 ml frankincence oil

this mix is good for any type of surface /punture wounds fresh or green ,it will cure immersion foot and similar skin rotting conditions,

it is a powerful anti bacterial ,anti fungal salve and soothing action on pain/itch as well as not stinging on application

works on humans and many critters i have tried

as a bonus it repels flies and lice and smells pleasant

applied to a wound or manky skin it is safe as far as i know (10 yrs with this mix )
do not drink ,you may die

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 11 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

ps it can stop chickens from pecking a recently farrowed sow's ladybits and will reduce unwanted wound licking for many critters as it tastes horrid and takes the itch etc away

pps a kitchen oil spray is a convenient applicator

Tavascarow



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 11 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Sub cutaneous & intra musclular injections.
Never had to stick a needle in a vein yet.
Removal of foreign objects from feet & hooves & applications of poultices & dressings.
Never stitched a wound, although I can't see why I couldn't.
I find the vet is most useful at diagnosing & once that's accomplished it's cheaper to do the administering yourself.

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 11 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

keeping the patient/sample animal still and safe for an iv is the major issue ,i recon who ever ends up next to the vein after the wrestling uses the needle

iv practise on al dente macaroni in a condom is traditional among some medics .much harder to do than the real thing

Greenfoot



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 11 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

dpack wrote:
200ml almond oil
10 ml lavender oil
10 ml tea tree oil
10 ml frankincence oil

this mix is good for any type of surface /punture wounds fresh or green ,it will cure immersion foot and similar skin rotting conditions,

it is a powerful anti bacterial ,anti fungal salve and soothing action on pain/itch as well as not stinging on application

works on humans and many critters i have tried

as a bonus it repels flies and lice and smells pleasant

applied to a wound or manky skin it is safe as far as i know (10 yrs with this mix )
do not drink ,you may die


How long would it keep for after mixing? Sounds very interesting. i have used Hypericum oil topically for minor skin problems on our cats.

I am happy to apply to our pets my expertise as a nurse and thus I have given them medication subcutaneously, rehydrate orally and medicate. We have now obtained from the vets our own supply of cat non-steroidal anti-inflammatories after Wentworth kept getting into bad fights for nearly 4 months on the trot. On the other hand, I never hesitate to take them to the vets if needed. I would only treat them at home if I am confident I know what I am dealing with and the trauma of the visit to the vets would be greater than me treating them at home.

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 11 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

keeps well in dark glass or stainless steel

Mutton



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 11 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

dpack wrote:
200ml almond oil
10 ml lavender oil
10 ml tea tree oil
10 ml frankincence oil

this mix is good for any type of surface /punture wounds fresh or green ,it will cure immersion foot and similar skin rotting conditions,

it is a powerful anti bacterial ,anti fungal salve and soothing action on pain/itch as well as not stinging on application

works on humans and many critters i have tried

as a bonus it repels flies and lice and smells pleasant

applied to a wound or manky skin it is safe as far as i know (10 yrs with this mix )
do not drink ,you may die


Would not recommend using for a cat. They have low tolerance to many things and are easily poisoned (and obviously lick themselves just to compound the problem). Have an idea that they react badly to tea tree oil.
(By the way, Savlon is also poisonous for cats - its the phenol in it - same as is carbolic soap.)
You can get hibiscrub from the vet for dilution at home and that is what we use on cats.

Other than that:
Pretty much with Tavascarrow.
Have done injections, syringed out abscesses on sheep and cats, also bathed and poulticed abscesses. Given pills (and sometimes had ballistic return of pills.) Nursed chickens with trickle of food in beak.
Unless very obvious what is happening (which it can be) tend to get vet's opinion, and if sheep, opinion of very long term breeder of Soay as well. (Sometimes Soay can be a little bit different to what the vet expects.) Have once or twice thought we knew what was going on and it turned out to be different. Thought ewe had chest infection, didn't clear up with antibiotics given by the vet to us to administer, took ewe in after 24 hours and it turned out to be a serious heart murmur. (Much to the surprise of the vet who hadn't heard one in a sheep before, said they usually die of something else first.)

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